Description: PDHS LogoDescription: Image result for national trust nsw logoPARRAMATTA DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

16 April - 19 May 2021

Parramatta through Artists Eyes” Walk – Sunday 10.00am 18 April 2021 – Judith Dunn

Reflecting on            What remains – what stays the same.  What can we see from the same point at which the picture was taken?  What have we lost and what heritage sites and items must we make sure we keep for the future.  (WEAR     Closed shoes and bring water and hat)

Cost: $10.00, Depart: Visitor Information Centre, Church St, near Lennox Bridge

Time: 10.00am–12 noon, Bookings: Required,  Event Code: PTA

The Preoccupations, Follies & Foibles of Colonial Sydney Town” Talk – 12.30pm Wednesday 21 April 2021 – Ronda Gaffey

Ronda is a fifth-generation Sydneysider whose passion for family history has led her to many fascinating discoveries and, as a consequence, she has developed a particular interest in the lives of those early colonial Sydney Town inhabitants.  In her talk, Ronda will uncover many of their preoccupations, their follies and foibles using a treasure trove of contemporary sources.

Cost: $5.00, Venue: Hambledon Cottage, Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Bookings: Required, Event Code: PFF

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Look beyond the Obvious” Talk – 12.30pm Wednesday 28 April 2021 – Judith Dunn
This talk has been put together to get historians/family historians to really see what they are looking at.  How often have you walked past something and wondered what it was?  But didn’t ask?  This talk encourages you to ask questions, think, read graffiti, look up, read plaques and generally wonder at what is around you.  A fun talk that shows the difference between looking and really seeing.  We cannot preserve our heritage unless we recognise it!

Cost: $5.00, Venue:  Hambledon Cottage, Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Bookings: Required,  Event Code: LBO

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Edward Macarthur” Talk -12.30pm Wednesday 5 May2021 - Ken Smith
As a baby, Edward arrived on the 2nd Fleet with his parents, had a distinguished military career including becoming Acting Governor of the infant colony of Victoria.  He preferred this career to becoming a farmer in NSW, even though he inherited the Elizabeth Farm estate, including Hambledon Cottage.

 Cost: $5.00, Venue: Hambledon Cottage, Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm Bookings: Required, Event Code: EMT