The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks is a must-visit destination for all ages. A site of exceptional significance- this fascinating building holds the key to understanding Australia's convict foundations and its impact on Aboriginal Australia- and early contribution to immigration and institutional care.Today- the barracks provides an extraordinary new way to experience history. Years in the making- this is history- but not as you know it.&nbsp;Layered with cutting-edge innovation throughout- the museum will redefine the heritage experience- bringing Sydney's past to life more authentically than ever before.Led by groundbreaking audio technology- you'll follow in the footsteps of real people touched by this place. Stand where they stood. Listen to their stories. Feel their defiance- awe and hope. With immersive activations- this is not simply a walk through history. It's living it.It's also the chance to discover one of Australia's most important archaeological collections. Displaying over 4000 original artefacts- the barracks is a direct link to items worn- touched and treasured by past residents - including an intact convict shirt and leather shoe. As some of the world's few remaining examples- it's a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia's past.Home to Australia's convict and colonial history- Hyde Park Barracks is a must-see Sydney destination - intriguing on every level. Today- its innovative next chapter will take you where no history book could ever go.
These old neighbourhoods are bursting with stories and hidden gems.On this walk you'll:Learn why there are so many pubs in this part of Sydney and what a 'VIP Lounge' isDiscover the Aboriginal and early European history of the areaBe surprised by my choice for Australia's 'national dish'See why this is one of the most multicultural parts of AustraliaGain an insight into our unique sense of humour andFind out some Aussie slang along the wayWe'll stop for a coffee at my favourite cafe mid-way through the walk- and at the end- we finish with a glass of delicious local craft beer at one of the most unique pubs you'll find in Sydney - complete with a talking pet cockatoo!Note we walk about 3.2 km (2 miles) at a relaxed pace and a mostly flat route. We've had everyone from 3-year-olds to 80-year-olds complete the walk and it is pram-baby carriage friendly but please message us if you have any questions.This is a fun- relaxing and enjoyable way to spend your Saturday morning- discovering new parts of Sydney. Even if you've lived in Sydney your whole life- we'll show you new things and tell you stories you've never head before - that's our promise.Now with free hand sanitiser and kangaroo-sized spacing (1.5m)
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative's primary goal is to promote Aboriginal Artists whose language groups exist in the NSW state boundaries. We support- promote- educate and protect copyright for our members. Boomalli strives to improve access for Aboriginal Artists from both regional and metropolitan NSW. Boomalli has a current membership base of 50 Artists. Approximately a third are emerging Artists and over half of our membership consists of regional Artists.&nbsp;Our key philosophy is to assist Aboriginal Artists from NSW with a divergent and professional skill set- that can only be derived from first hand experience. The installation- promotion and delivery of artwork to the Co-operative is a fundamental foundation for the success not only of the individual Artists- but allows for a wider net of success for the Co-operative as a whole.&nbsp;Our aims are to enhance and embrace new opportunities for NSW language group Artist members. We work diligently to support our regional Artists specifically to assist in supporting them in the social equity space.
Double Bridge Farm is a not for profit Indigenous organisation located in Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The organisation facilitates an Indigenous Women's Sewing Group that comes together weekly to make the products we sell at the markets. The Indigenous Women's Sewing Group is supportive of each other and enhances the importance of health and well being within our community. The ladies in our group research items they would like to make and everyone assists in the process of making a product. The large choices of Aboriginal fabrics inspires the group to create and share their creative knowledge to the broader community.