Discover the history of Chowder Bay as you join Max Burns-McRuvie from Journey Walks on a historical walking tour, delving into the past and sharing stories that make our surroundings so special, before enjoying a delicious 2 course lunch with bread and snacks at Ripples Chowder Bay.
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ANZAC Hero – Sir William Throsby Bridges and His Horse Sandy
Special Heritage Festival & ANZAC powerpoint presentation with Morning Tea by John Brock, tells the amazing story of an ANZAC hero, Sir William Throsby Bridges and his horse Sandy.
Tracing ancestors: connecting cultures workshop
Learn about the resources that can be used to trace your Indigenous family history.
Share Your North Sydney Story
Tell your story in your own way. Draw, write, type on a vintage typewriter, to tell us your memories and experiences of North Sydney. We will add it to a scrapbook for our historical archive collection. Share your story with us today, so we can share it with others in the future!
Coronation Memorabilia Display – Tours and Teas
Celebrate the Coronation of Charles III with morning or afternoon tea in the garden and take a tour to view the unique display of Coronation memorabilia on display.
Bruce Cole Reserve – A Controversial History Tour
A guided walk that tells the story of Bruce Cole Reserve (BCR) as we know it from being part of the Governors Domain with extensive land clearing for farming and orchards to its controversial journey of becoming a unique reserve with an Ecologically Endangered Community and open park play space.
Book Launch: That Bligh Girl by Sue Williams at Old Government House
Head to Old Government House to attend the official book launch of a fascinating and meticulously researched new novel, That Bligh Girl by Sue Williams.
Finding Your Roots
Are you curious about your family’s history and want to learn more about your ancestors? Join us for an introductory workshop on tracing your family roots using library resources.
Female Convicts of the Hunter Valley – Documentary Launch
Join us at Singleton Public Library to launch the documentary Female Convicts of the Hunter Valley, commemorating over 1600 women sent from Sydney to the Hunter Valley.
Walking Old Wollstonecraft
Join North Sydney Council’s Historian Dr Ian Hoskins on a walking tour which explores the cultural and natural history of the area of Wollstonecraft, down Shirley Road around Berry Island and through Badangi Reserve.
Fairy Tale Collage Workshop
Join us for a mixed media collage workshop incorporating natural materials from Nutcote’s delightful gardens. Create your own bush fairy tale artwork, inspired by May Gibbs’ work and the beauty of the local landscape.
St John’s Stroud -190 Years Young
Come back in time with us and discover the secrets of the oldest church in the Newcastle Diocese. Built in 1833 as chapel for the Australian Agricultural Company, it is the focal point of the St John’s group which formed the religious, social and educational hub of the settlement.
Vivien Dwyer, Artist In Residence
We invite you to visit Singleton Public Library where we are holding an artist-in-residence for the month of May. The residency allows artist, Vivien Dwyer to explore her practice while interacting with community members, sharing stories about local history, heritage, and the arts.
Burwood Library – celebrating our shared stories
Celebrate 100 Years of Burwood’s Iconic War Memorial Arch 11 April - 14 May through our photographic exhibition.
Memoir Writing Workshop
Have you always wanted to write your life story? How do you get started? And what should you include? Join us to learn tips on writing your own memoirs from expert, Keith Whelan.
The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen: In Conversation with Kris Kneen
Stern, domineering, fiercely loving, Lotty Kneen—born Dragica—was always tight-lipped about her early life and family history. When their grandmother died recently, Kris finally felt at liberty to explore the questions that had nagged at them for so long. Hosted by Georgina Arnott.
Marangan Lodge No: 64 Benalla- Open Day
The Marangan Lodge was established in 1870 (153 years old) - the 64th Masonic lodge established in Victoria. Meetings were originally held in the Benalla Black Swan Hotel (now demolished) and have been held in its current location since 1903. The building was established as a Masonic Lodge.
Family Tour of The River: Burramatta to Cockatoo
Bring the kids on our Easter school holiday special family tour of new exhibition, The River, led by Old Government House’s Curator Anna. Explore the history of the Parramatta River over its centuries of use for transport, food, fun and indigenous culture. Kids of all ages welcome!
The Heritage Festival Walking Tour to Brunch
Experience the village of Central Tilba on this Heritage Festival Walking Tour. Enjoy an early morning walk, learn of the history, the cultural significance and the shared stories of this National Trust Village. With Tilba Walks Heritage Talks Walking Tours' local guide, you'll explore the living history of the region.
Heritage Trades Show
The National Trust Heritage Trades Show will be an annual knowledge sharing forum that brings practitioners together to share experiences, successes and failures, and stimulates discussion around conservation philosophy and processes. This event is sponsored by the Heritage Council of Victoria, who work to recognise, protect and celebrate Victoria’s cultural heritage.
Heritage and Sustainability Webinar Series
Join the NTV and a host of industry professionals as we explore the intersections of heritage and sustainability through the work of the National Trust. As part of the Australian Heritage Festival 2023 we will be presenting a webinar series discussing various topics, including; biodiversity and sustainability at our sites, tree and landscape protection, climate change, and conservation of