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Baulkham Hills Rifle Range Guided Walk

North Rocks, nsw

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 Memory Project 2013-2019 Retrospective

North Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Parramatta North Heritage Festival

North Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Sawbones to specialist

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Step into Parramatta’s Past

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Warami Mittigar

Parramatta, nsw

The Darug people are Parramatta’s first people and the traditional custodians of this land.

Parramatta’s name comes from their word “burramatta, meaning “the place of eels”.

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Warami Mittigar

Parramatta, nsw
The Darug people are Parramatta’s first people and the traditional custodians of this land. Parramatta’s name comes from their word “burramatta, meaning “the place of eels”.
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Parramatta Tales

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Step into Parramatta’s Past – Chinese Language

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Feisty Females

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Dangerous Discussions in the Dining Room

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Hunting for History at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

Old Government House’s flock of toy rosellas have found their way inside the house! Join one of our friendly guides for a child-friendly tour of the house and see if you can spot where they’re hiding.

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Discover the Foundations of Parramatta

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Pubs of Parramatta

Parramatta, nsw
Wander through the streets of the Parramatta CBD discovering the locations and stories behind 12 of the earliest hotels in NSW.
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Dairy Cottage Tour

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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The History of Churches in Parramatta

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Introducing Thomas Hobbes Scott (Parramatta)

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Meet The Emancipists and the Exclusives (Parramatta)

Parramatta, nsw

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.

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Female Factory Focus

Parramatta, nsw

PARRAMATTA FEMALE FACTORY v AUSTRALIA'S OTHER FEMALE FACTORIES.

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Garden Pick and Press at Experiment Farm Cottage

Harris Park, nsw

Children are invited to come and explore the gardens at Experiment Farm Cottage and take home a sample of what they find in their very own flower press.

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