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Heritage Festival

Run by the National Trust, the 2016 Heritage Festival – Discoveries & Rediscoveries – is the perfect opportunity to hear extraordinary stories from the past, explore your surrounds and discover the heritage of your own backyard.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Ghost Walks – It’s the night of the new moon – the perfect time for a guided exploration of the Goyder Road Cemetery or the Gardens Cemetery. Whichever you choose, be prepared to be scared!

Mon 18 Apr | 6.30-7pm | Goyder Road Cemetery & Gardens Cemetery | $15 Goyder Road Cemetery, $10 Gardens Cemetery

Rediscovering Our Natural Heritage – Barbara James Memorial Lecture  Join speaker Graeme Sawyer for this presentation on cane toads – what have we lost and what has survived and thrived?

Tue 19 Apr | 5pm | Anglican Cathedral | $10

Mystery Heritage Bus Tour and BBQ – Jump on board at the 1934 Qantas Empire Airways Hangar to discover the hidden treasures of our city’s past. 

Wed 20 Apr | 5pm | Qantas Hangar, Parap | $20, includes sausage sizzle

Heritage Debate: Your heritage is more important than their development  – Join moderator Charlie King and panel – including Kezia Purick, Claire Martin, Sam Wells and Steve Sutton – for this gripping heritage debate.

Thu 21 Apr | 6pm | Brown's Mart | $20

Celebration of Heritage – Rediscovering Myilly Point – All houses at the Myilly Point precinct will be open for guided tours followed by a fun night of celebrations including music, food, games and interactive displays.

Fri 22 Apr | 5pm | Myilly Point | $20 | Under 18 free

Talc Head Picnic – Jump on board the pearling lugger Tumlaren and set sail for a picnic on the beach at Talc Head. BYO picnic, drinks available for purchase on board. 

Sat 23 Apr | 2-5pm | Tumlaren Pearling Lugger, Stokes Hill Wharf | $50

Heritage Walk – Rediscover the Old Waterfront – Learn about early Darwin including the original Darwin Wharf, the Mud Hut, the WWII oil fuel tunnels and Stokes Hill. The walk concludes at the former Stella Maris site with an opportunity to see the new National Trust Museum in the Road Masters House.

Sun 24 Apr | 5pm | Steam Pump House, Stokes Hill Road | $10

 

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