Explore the surviving remnants of the Baulkham Hills Rifle Range established in 1909 and used to train soldiers for combat in the First and Second World Wars. Earlier these rugged valleys were a perfect hiding place for those wishing to evade the law.
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Parragirls are the last generation of Australians who experienced institutional ‘care’ as children within the confines of Parramatta Female Factory Institutions Precinct. Since 2013 Parragirls Memory Project has engaged in capturing the history, heritage and legacy of the institutional experience.
This family day is a great opportunity to discover the formerly hidden site. Parramatta North is an amazing precinct that weaves together the stories of Aboriginal Australia, colonial heritage, institutionalisation and our culturally diverse communities.
Join us as we time-travel through the evolution of Australian medicine, from colonial times - when the convict hospital caused more illness than it cured - to the cutting-edge treatments of today.
An engaging historic tour of the CBD, looking at how some of our historic sites have shaped the city, enjoying the city’s early architectural gems and revealing the stories of her early inhabitants.
While enjoying the beauty of the city’s early architectural gems, discover the stories of her early inhabitants. This walking tour takes in highlights of Parramatta’s past, uncovering the city’s hidden history.
Join our friendly guides on this relaxed coach tour visiting a wide range of Parramatta's significant heritage sites, including the Female Orphan School, Elizabeth Farm and World Heritage listed Parramatta Park.
Follow in the footsteps of the Governors and join us for an evening of amazing food and great conversation in the dining room at Old Government House. Be taken on a ‘dangerous’ conversational journey while enjoying a four course meal prepared by the chefs at our onsite unique and breathtaking restaurant, Lachlan’s.
This walk focuses on a number of archaeological sites located within the CBD of Parramatta. These sites are amongst the most significant remains of the early colonial history of New South Wales and underpin the importance of Parramatta as a world class heritage destination.
Creepy Stories is based on the long running ghost tours of Old Government House. This candlelit tour is aimed at 9-12 year olds and dressing up in scary clothes is encouraged.
Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings.
Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia.
This talk covers the establishment of the churches of Parramatta. As the second mainland settlement in colonial New South Wales, Parramatta quickly established itself as a major settlement and it was not long before the various faiths and denominations required places to worship.
Thomas Hobbes Scott is an important but not often mentioned figure in Australian colonaial history. On several occasions he resided at Hambledon Cottage Parramatta, the current home and house museum of the Parramatta and District Historical Society.
Spend an evening discussing the politics of the early settlers in the colony of NSW. Meet six of the key personalities of the early colonial era and hear their versions of political life in New South Wales in the 1820's. Ask them questions and debate their different views around a wholesome supper.