HERSTORY – An exhibition of the lives of the Parramatta Female Factory Women

This exhibition in the Lucas Gallery of Hambledon Cottage tells the story of the Factory Women of Parramatta – their courage in the face of hardship and loss as well as their enduring spirit and legacy for not only their thousands of descendants but for all Australians. HERSTORY is an opportunity for descendants, family and history buffs to discover more about the legacy of the Founding Mothers of this nation. The significant site of the Female Factory with its layers … Read More

‘Living Traces’ – a Parragirls Artist Book and Print Exhibition

‘Living Traces’, a Parragirls Artist Book and Print Exhibition, will open on Saturday 24th September 4pm – 6pm. Living Traces, an exhibition of handmade artists’ books and limited edition prints is the fruit of a year-long collaboration between artists’ book producers Gwen Harrison and Sue Anderson and 12 Parragirl artists, curated by artist Lily Hibberd. Based at the former Parramatta Girls Home, in this distinctive project the women retrieve remaining traces of their time as teenage residents of the Home, … Read More

NEW EXHIBITION TRACES ABORIGINAL LINKS TO SYDNEY

An exhibition to feature in this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations profiles the lives of a number of remarkable Aboriginal people who lived in Sydney during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The free exhibition is called ‘This Is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives In Sydney’, and is a collaboration between Dr Paul Irish, the winner of the 2015 Arts NSW History Fellowship, and Aboriginal researchers from the La Perouse Aboriginal community. This Is Where They Travelled: Historical Aboriginal Lives … Read More

Invitation to an Exhibition of Fine Art Photographs

Invitation to an Exhibition of Fine Art Photographs from PCYC Lithgow Photograph Group – 3rd to 26th June 2016 Official Opening 2pm Sunday 5th June – Eskbank House and Museum, cnr. Inch and Bennett Street, Lithgow

BUDGET 2016: CUTS FORCE ONLINE ARCHIVE TROVE TO STOP ADDING TO COLLECTION

From ABC News Thursday 5th May: “The National Library of Australia’s online archive Trove will cease to add to its collection after failing to secure dedicated funding in this week’s federal budget. Sue McKerracher, chief executive of the Australian Library and Information Association, said the news was a blow to local historians, humanities researchers and individuals delving into their family histories. Trove was launched in 2009 and since has digitised millions of records from its own collection as well as … Read More

HISTORIC HOUSES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW AND CURRENT HHAA MEMBERS

Join the Historic Houses Association of Australia now, or refer a friend, and receive The Time Traveller’s Trail of Macquarie Street absolutely free! The Time Traveller’s Trail is a collection of 12 valuable photographic prints of rarely seen views of Sydney taken in the 1860s – yours to keep and frame. Together with your prints is a map marking the places from where the photographs were taken so that you can walk the Time Traveller’s Trail and compare the changes … Read More

Hills District Historical Society – Museum Open Weekend

Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May Be a part of ‘Digging up our Past’ over the weekend of Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 10am – 4pm each day at the Hills District Historical Society Museum – Building 10 Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills. The exhibition will look at unearthing three of the Shire’s heritage and archaeological sites: Kentwell Cottage at Castle Hill, Heritage Park at Castle Hill and the White Hart Inn at Kellyville. The exhibition will … Read More

NARROMINE AVIATION MUSEUM – RECENTLY UPGRADED

The aerodrome at Narromine, 40km west of Dubbo, NSW, has hosted an aviation museum since 2002 but has recently been upgraded and greatly expanded. A new 500 square metre wing has been added, which includes several aircraft, innovative lighting and a large screen for audiovisuals. The museum tells the century-long story of aviation in the region through memorabilia, photographs and documents. The aerodrome is among Australia’s most historic aviation sites. Its story starts in 1919, when the Great Air Race … Read More