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Australia enjoys a rich cultural heritage and has many historical places and sites. Explore the history and heritage attractions of Australia and learn about the natural and cultural events of the past. more

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  • 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers History Room

    The museum is located in the historic Gaza Training Depot, corner of Mann and Allingham streets, Armidale. Its mission is to commemorate the heritage of the 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers and the military history of the Hunter and New England regions, with particular reference to the Light Horse and Royal...

  • 19th Century Portable Iron Houses

    19th Century Portable Iron Houses are the three houses which provide an insight into life in 'Emerald Hill', now known as South Melbourne, during the gold rush years. These remarkable examples of early property development are among the few prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world. A DVD and interpretive...

  • 264 Kent Street

    This building at 264 Kent Street was erected in 1875 and was occupied by J H Bliss, a watchmaker and jeweller, who specialised in the supply and repair of maritime chronometers, barometers, sextants and navigational instruments. This business served the busy port of Maryborough during the 1880s. Visitors to the...

  • ABC Cheese Factory

    The ABC Cheese Factory, home of Tilba Club cheese is located in the heritage village of Central Tilba, was established in 1891 and was the first cheese co-operative in New South Wales. Tilba Club Cheese is still waxed at the ABC Cheese Factory and is sold exclusively through their shop....

  • Abercrombie Caves

    The entrance to the Abercrombie Caves is through the majestic Archway. Solid masses of marble decorate the walls of the caves highlighted by the soft natural light entering from each end. More than a century ago goldminers built a platform for dances in one of the main galleries. Today the...

  • Abercrombie House

    Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and private home of the Morgan family, is open on many days during the year for guided tours and self-guided tours. The heritage experience includes the 50 room Scottish-baronial mansion of the 1870s; exhibitions, displays, collections, grounds and gardens, outbuildings and property...

  • Aboriginal Bora Ring

    Aboriginal Bora Ring is one of the several tribal ceremonial grounds in the district and has been fenced and marked with a description board. Ceremonial grounds are very significant to the Aboriginal people and are usually marked with a Bora Ring. The Bora Ring is a raised platform of dirt...

  • Achievers Walk

    Around Maryborough's Portside heritage precinct is a series of plaques embedded in footpaths in Richmond and Wharf streets, known as the Achievers Walk. Follow this Achievers Walk to discover how ordinary Australians can achieve extraordinary things. Each plaque is a tribute to the remarkable and varied accomplishments of around 80...

  • Adam Lindsay Gordon Bronze Bust

    Located in Church Street Penola, the Adam Lindsay Gordon bust is a bronze replica of the marble bust of Adam Lindsay Gordon in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey, London. The bust honours the Australian poet and Penola the place he called home for 14 years. Adam Lindsay Gordon was author...

  • Adelaide Arcade

    Adelaide Arcade is located just off Rundle Mall in the Adelaide city centre. This olde-worlde Arcade has over 70 specialty stores on the ground floor and balcony level. Wander through the Adelaide Arcade's museum, which showcases its colourful history. Step up on the balcony level of Gay's Arcade, where there...

  • Adelaide Gaol Historic Site and Museum

    The Adelaide Gaol was a working prison between 1841 and 1988. It is now a museum, which tells the Gaol's 147 year history in displays, exhibitions and tours. Displays include the story of Elizabeth Woolcock, the only woman to be hanged in South Australia and Sister Mary MacKillop, a regular...

  • Adelaide House Museum

    Journey to the heart of Alice Springs and be inspired by Rev John Flynn’s historic vision for the bush. Designed by Flynn, Adelaide House is one of the earliest buildings in Alice Springs, built in 1920 by the Australian Inland Mission. As you step into the cool interior of this...

  • Adelaide Oval Tours and Museums

    The redeveloped Adelaide Oval offers a unique blend of new and old, carefully integrating the latest in stadium design with famous features such as the heritage scoreboard, century-old Moreton Bay Fig trees, grassed northern mound and more. These elements are part of an embedded museum, with integrated points of interest...

  • Adelaide River Railway Station

    The Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge, located on the Stuart Highway, were constructed as part of the first leg of the North Australia Railway, or NAR, which operated from 1888 until 1976. The Adelaide River Railway Siding was the first main station complex on the North Australian Railway...

  • Adelaide River War Cemetery

    The Adelaide River War Cemetery is a sobering reminder of the impact World War II had on this part of Australia. There are 434 military burials in total and the adjoining Civil Cemetery honours 63 civilians including the nine post office workers who were killed in the 19 February 1942...

  • Adelaide's Underwater Heritage Trail

    Adelaide's Underwater Heritage Trail explores four shipwrecks located in Gulf St Vincent - the Grecian, Zanoni, Star of Greece and Norma. These wrecks represent a variety of vessels associated with trade and development in South Australia during the nineteenth and early twentieth century's and spans the period of British shipbuilding...

  • Adelaide Zoo

    Adelaide Zoo is just a 15 minute walk from the central business district and is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. Adelaide Zoo is also home to Wang...

  • Adventure Cruises

    Their purpose built vessel is a large, fast, comfortable and modern twenty metre catamaran. Extremely stable and spacious with three different viewing decks means you are assured of an unobstructed, 360 degree view of all marine life allowing you to enjoy your day watching the Whales and Dolphins. Their professional...

  • Afghan Mosque

    The mosque is situated on the site of the former 'camel camp' where Afghan and Indian camel drivers loaded and unloaded their camel teams, from the earliest days of Broken Hill. It was constructed around 1891 as a place of worship for the followers of the Prophet Mohammed (or Mahomet)...

  • Afternoon Tea at Burnett House

    There's nothing better than sipping tea in beautiful setting, and what better place to do this in Darwin than at the elegant Burnett House, with its lush gardens and incredible views across the harbour. After surviving bullets, bombs and cyclones, Burnett House, one of the city's best examples of tropical...

  • Age Of Fishes Museum

    Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before the dinosaurs the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes - fish with armour shells, fish with lungs, and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give a unique glimpse...

  • A Historical Walk Around Wallaroo

    Wallaroo's long heritage has left a fabulous legacy of fascinating old buildings, houses, churches and the ruins of the once famous copper smelters. Take the opportunity to walk the streets of Wallaroo and learn of its history and connection with the mining industry. Along the way you will see the...

  • Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres

    Welcome to Canberra's creative heart. Twin arts centres, Ainslie and Gorman, host the national capital's largest collective of professional artists and arts companies a stone's throw from the city centre. If it takes a village to raise an artist, this is the village. Gorman Arts Centre is where new ideas,...

  • Alan Mclellan Lookout

    A stone cairn marks the spot where Captain Matthew Flinders stepped ashore on 10 March 1802. The cairn was built in 1967 and named after Alan McLellan, an early historian of Port Augusta. The lookout is situated in Whiting Parade at the end of Edinburgh Terrace, and provides a good...

  • Albany Courthouse

    The foundation stone of the Albany Courthouse was laid 29 December 1896. The Court House is a unique example of the work of that period, exhibiting masonry at its best. The two arched entrances and doorways are a lasting memorial to Mr Trott, who was responsible for their creation. The...

  • Albany Old Gaol Museum

    Albany Old Gaol Museum offers a fascinating look back to the era of convicts in the mid 1800s. Wander through the cell blocks reading the plaques about the colourful history of the gaol and gain an understanding of the difficulties experienced by the early settlers. Pay attention to the timber...

  • Albany Residency Museum

    A visit to the Albany Residency Museum will be sure to captivate anyone with an interest in the history of Western Australia. Trace the history of the picturesque town of Albany which was home to the first European settlers in Western Australia. The museum has a range of engaging displays...

  • Albany Wind Farm

    See how the south coast town of Albany is doing its part to help the environment at Albany Wind Farm. The farm consists of 12 giant wind turbines, each at a height of 100 metres from the base to the tip of the blades. The turbines generate around 75 per...

  • Albert Facey Homestead

    A visit to the Albert Facey Homestead gives a unique insight into the life of the author of ‘A Fortunate Life’ in the early 1900s. Facey lived with his family in this house until the Great Depression. As you wander through the rooms you will have the opportunity to see...

  • Albury Art Gallery

    The Albury Regional Art Gallery in Dean Street is undergoing a AUD10.5 million redevelopment and is expected to re-open by mid 2015. The vision for the new Albury Regional Art Gallery is to create a must-visit cultural destination and reshape Albury's most important civic space as detailed in the QEII...

  • Albury Botanic Gardens

    Albury's beautiful Botanic Gardens have been established for over 130 years and give residents and tourists alike the opportunity to admire their historical and horticultural significance. Over the years, the gardens have won many prizes for layout, design, plant selection and annual planting designs. Explore the 1,000 plus native and...

  • Albury Railway Station

    The grandeur of Albury's Railway Station reflects the significant role it played in transporting passengers and goods around colonial New South Wales. Appreciate the Station's beauty by walking the whole length of the magnificent platform, the longest undercover platform in the southern hemisphere. Stroll through the original waiting areas with...

  • Alexander Cameron Statue

    Alexander Cameron (1810 - 1881) known widely as the King of Penola, is remembered as being the first squatter in the district and founder of the town. Cameron has been commemorated by a life-size bronze statue by John Dowie, erected by public subscription in Church Street beside his Royal Oak Hotel.…

  • Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

    A virtual journey in 'The World's Largest Classroom' will leave you enlightened and inspired. The film and guide presentations reveal stories about the school and its students, sharing a distinctive history, outback lifestyle and world-renowned innovations of this uniquely Australian school. Take the opportunity to visit Alice Springs School of...

  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

    The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve preserves the original stone buildings of The Telegraph Station, which have been restored with furnishings and artefacts from the early 1900s. Wander through the grounds and buildings and use the special franking stamp to post a letter at the post office. Set against...

  • Allan Tannock Weir

    The Allan Tannock Weir is situated on the Warrego River five kilometres south of Cunnamulla. There is a picnic area with wood fuel barbecue, swimming and fishing are permitted one hundred metres from the Weir Wall. A boat ramp is situated five hundred metres up river from the Weir. The...

  • All Saints Church Collie

    Enjoy a fascinating tour of the prominent Collie landmark, All Saints Church Collie. Discover the intricate detail of the historic church’s interior and examine the 17th Century brass candlesticks and altar crucifix. You will be captivated by the image painted on a large mural in the Sanctuary, which took eight...

  • All Saints Church - Henley Brook

    Discover the charm and history of All Saints Church in Henley Brook, which is the oldest church in Western Australia. Taking three years to build by one of the early pioneers of the area, Richard Edwards, the church has been hosting services since 1841. Wander around the quaint church and...

  • Alma Doepel

    Alma Doepel is a three masted topsail schooner and is of exceptional historical value in Australia's maritime history. She is one of the oldest wooden hull square-riggers surviving with more than a hundred years of history behind her. She spent more than 10 years during the late 1990's running a...

  • Alumny Creek School Museum and Reserve

    The Alumny School operated from 1872 until 1969. It is now a living museum of school life with significant pieces of equipment, school records and memorabilia reflecting various stages of education over these years. It's a trip in a time machine back to your primary school days featuring many small...

  • Ammerdown Historic Homestead

    Ammerdown is a perfect country residence that exudes quality from every quarter. It is a tribute to its architect, builders and its proud and loving owners - both past and present. The property is a large, single-storey house built in 1906, and set in extensive grounds. Tours are available, with...

  • Anglesea Barracks

    Anglesea Barracks in Hobart, built in the 1800's, now houses the Military Museum of Tasmania. Governor Macquarie ordered these barracks built when he visited the colony in 1811. When the last British regiment left Tasmania in 1870 the buildings were variously used as a school, reformatory, a home for old...

  • An Island Hideaway

    Welcome to An Island Hideaway, the Gold Coast's best kept secret. Their four-acre private paradise hidden away in the beautiful National Park bushland of South Stradbroke Island is the perfect location for your next Gold Coast Wedding, Event or Day Trip. Say "I do" in their gorgeous open air beachside...

  • Anlaby Station

    Anlaby is one of Australia's great homesteads and one of the first grand rural properties of South Australia. Settled in 1839 by Frederick Dutton, it reached its heyday in the Edwardian era when it also hosted the Prince of Wales. The property is in the process of being restored to...

  • Antill Park Country Golf Club

    Enjoy this beautiful Par 70 golf course and relax in the original 1863 homestead of John Macquarie Antill and enjoy a drink at the bar or lunch in the bistro. Facilities include a pro shop and motorised covered golf buggies. Please book to avoid disappointment. Corporate and private functions are...

  • Antique Corner and Objects De Art

    A beautiful historical home named "Yo Merry", is the site of Antique Corner and Objects D'art. Delightfully restored and set in a spacious garden area. This attraction is ideal for both history lovers and antique enthusiasts. Antique corner is well known for its fine and quality antiques, original oil paintings...

  • Anzac Avenue Memorial Trees, Beerburrum

    Beerburrum, off Steve Irwin Way, was the first and largest of about 24 soldier settlements established in Queensland to help returned soldiers re-enter civilian life as farmers. The Governor's wife Lady Goold-Adams drew the first land ballot on 6 November 1916. More than 21,000 hectares of farming land was made...

  • Anzac Memorial Avenue, Redcliffe

    Queensland's first bitumen road connecting Brisbane to a seaside resort was 18 kilometres from Petrie to Redcliffe: it was also the state's longest WWI memorial avenue. Anzac Memorial Avenue, now simply called Anzac Avenue, officially opened for traffic on 5 December 1925. It was built by returned servicemen as a...

  • ANZAC Parade

    ANZAC Parade is the National Capital's major commemorative way. Memorials dedicated to Australian and New Zealand service people who've fought and died in war line the length of the Parade. Download a podcast of the memorials from the website. The red gravel central strip of this visually powerful landmark was...

  • ANZAC Square War Memorial

    ANZAC Square War Memorial and Parkland, dedicated to Australia's military heritage, features the Shrine of Remembrance with Eternal Flame. Also included are war memorials, honour rolls, unit plaques, mosaic and soils from WWII cemeteries. Touch-tell systems explain the significance of the ANZAC Square War Memorial. The centrally-located Square is a...

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