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Sydney – Manly Heritage Festival

April 9, 2010toApril 24, 2010

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Manly Heritage Festival events: North Head, Marly Art Gallery, Quarantine Station, Manly Cemetery and more

  • Friday 9 April to Saturday 24 April

Manly will be host to a range of fun-filled, stimulating and educational activities, including guided tours, open days, art exhibitions and other special events around Manly in time for the 2010 Heritage Festival.

Manly’s 2010 Heritage Festival events include visits to the North Head Sanctuary Nursery; the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the historic Quarantine Station; a walk to beautiful Bantry Bluff; a visit to the Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company at historic North Fort; and even a tour of Manly Cemetery, one of the oldest, most interesting cemeteries in Sydney still in use.

The annual Heritage Festival runs from Friday 9 April to Saturday 24 April, 2010. 

The North Head Sanctuary Foundation invites Festival patrons to learn about the natural heritage of North Head and its special values, including endangered species, ecological communities and their restoration. Enquiries: weekdays 9948 7862.

Manly Art Gallery and Museum is hosting ‘Summer Days’, a museum exhibition exploring the different styles of holiday homes built on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the last 150 years. Enquiries: 9976 1421.

The historic Quarantine Station is holding a community open day. Sydney Harbour was the gateway into a land of opportunity, and chance to escape famine and hardship and start anew. However, for some the journey stopped just inside the heads at the Quarantine Station. Join us for some of their amazing personal stories of survival. Bookings Essential: 9466 1551.

Manly Warringah & Pittwater Historical Society is hosting a guided walk around Bantry Bluff, a local listed item of natural heritage. The walk will be accompanied by a talk and will take in the Magazine Area; the bush and waterfalls in Garigal National Park; a number of Aboriginal sites and fascinating Limeburners Cave. Bookings essential: 99391695.

The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company is presenting self-guided tours of historic North Fort, home of the National Artillery Museum located on picturesque North Head. The tour takes in Artillery Hall; Australia’s Memorial Walk; World War II gun emplacements, underground communications tunnels and gun parks. Enquiries: 9976 6102 (weekdays).

The Manly Cemetery Tour will include the final resting places of many of our early settlers and persons of historical interest. Join a guided walk around some of Manly Cemetery’s unique grave sites, icons and visit pioneers of Manly and the nation. Bookings Essential: 9976 1595 or 99761640.

For details on all the activities held in the Manly Local Government Area (LGA) visit Council’s website here http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/Manly-Heritage-Festival.html

For other events underway in New South Wales, visit the National Trust website www.nationaltrust.com.au .

The National Trust established the Heritage Festival 30 years ago to encourage Australians to celebrate our shared built, environmental and cultural heritage.

This year, over 300 events State-wide will be taking place during the two week festival.

This year’s theme is ‘The Making of Our Nation’ in recognition of 2010 marking the 200th anniversary of the commencement of Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s 12 year tenure as the fifth Governor of the Colony of New South Wales.

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