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Dunolly – Living history

DUNOLLY, vic

The vibrant and heady days of the Goldrush can still be felt in Dunolly's Victorian era buildings.

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Life in an 1870’s Limeburners’s Cottage in Sorrento

Sorrento, vic

Explore this original limeburner‘s cottage built of local materials in 1869. See the kitchen equipment, how food was cooked, cooled and preserved, and how precious letters were weighed for the post. With no shops in Sorrento then, the Watts family grew, made and created what they needed.

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Explore Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

Warrnambool, vic

There will be something for everyone including a Welcome to Country and Smoking ceremony by local Eastern Maar community members. Come and enjoy the view from the Rotunda and some traditional treats. There will be guided tours and activities for children of various ages.

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Footscray Park:An Edwardian Paradise

Footscray, vic

Come on a walk through the lovely Footscray Park, join us for a guided tour of this wonderful Botanic Edwardian park. Learn its history, its many nooks and crannies, and the colourful characters and incidents that have taken place throughout its past.

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City of Melton Heritage Festival Launch

Melton, vic

Celebrate 150 years of the City of Melton at the 2022 Heritage Festival. With live entertainment, craft activities and food for the whole family, this twilight event is sure to spark your curiosity.

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A Tumble Into Madness

Melton, vic

James McAra Mitchel managed William John Clarke's Rockbank Sheep Station for over a decade, leaving an indelible mark on the Shire of Melton. This is the story of how Mitchel's legacies were almost lost in the admittance papers of the Kew Insane Asylum.

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How To Write A Memoir

Melton, vic

Do you have a story to tell? Learn how to write your very own memoir so that you can preserve your memories for future generations to treasure.

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Riverwalk At Lozzbert Reserve

Weir Views, vic

Take a tour of Lozzbert Reserve, where Toolern Creek meets the Werribee River. Explore the ancient landscape and learn about the local creatures who call it home.

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How to Research the History of Your House

Camberwell, vic

This event will cover the basic steps on researching the history of your house or a significant property. It covers key resources, the steps and processes involved, and includes some case studies in the workshop to practice these skills.

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Boroondara Building Styles

Balwyn, vic

This presentation will focus on the various architectural styles and buildings within the City of Boroondara.

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HERSTORY: Celebrating 25 years of EMILY’s List Australia

East Melbourne, vic

This exhibition tells the story of a ‘for women by women’ network that provides political, financial, and personal support to progressive Labor women candidates and politicians in Australia. It celebrates how positive change can be created when we take action.

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No time to say goodbye: A walk in Cranbourne Cemetery

Cranbourne, vic

Cranbourne Cemetery has so many stories to tell. Join us for a walk and talk around historic Cranbourne Cemetery as we explore some of its history and tell the stories of twenty-six people and their families who never got the chance to say goodbye.

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Celebrating Ballarats Architectural Decorative Glass

Ballarat, VIC, vic

Victorian to Art Deco Glass. Observe beautiful examples of leadlight entries and windows from the warmth of your car while you drive a planned route. Residents will be encouraged to light their leadlights from dusk till 10pm.

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Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

Devonport, tas

During the entire month of May, Home Hill will be decorated with the eclectic creative works of international competition chef, champion cake decorator, textile artist, porcelain sculptor and painter, Barbara Porter.

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National Archaeology Week 15-21 May 2022

, tas

Want to learn more about Australia's past, from more than 65,000 years ago to today? National Archaeology Week is hosting an exciting nationwide program of events. Come and meet real archaeologists, take part in archaeological digs and tours, and join special lectures and workshops – and much more!

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POWER and the PEOPLE – Yarra Ranges Heritage Network exhibition – Monbulk launch

Monbulk, vic

Curious to know more about the heritage of the Yarra Ranges?
Come to the Monbulk Historical Society launch of Power and the People - a touring exhibition, created by the Yarra Ranges Heritage Network, funded by Yarra Ranges Council and supported by Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

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How The Other Half Lives

Nile, tas

Ever wondered how the other half live? We contrast the lives of the family of the house with the lives of those who made it all possible.

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Lone Graves … and Other Curiosities – Day 3

Benalla, vic

Discover how studies of DNA impact family research and listen to experienced authors explain the different ways research comes to life.

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Lone Graves … and Other Curiosities – Day 2

Benalla, vic

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Benalla Cemetery and three workshops on resources and research.

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Lone Graves … and Other Curiosities – Day 1

Benalla, vic

“She could have been the fifth child. Rumour says, three more graves are on the property.”

Alone, not lost, discover how researchers found the truth, or as close to the truth we’ll ever get.

Benalla Family Research Groups’ (BFRG) “Lone Graves” research is the foundation for our Festival.

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Art of Ageing (SEEN Exhibition)

Swansea, nsw

The Art of Ageing is a photographic exhibition that celebrates the value, experience and contribution older people bring, and challenges out-dated perceptions of ageing.

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