Community Events Pages 2019

18th April 2019 - National Trust Heritage Festival 2019

18 April – 19 May 2019

Are you ready to celebrate Australian heritage for another year? Then we are excited to welcome you to the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

This year’s festival will bring together an array of events across the nation from 18 April – 19 May 2019. Our theme this year is Connecting People, Places and the Past.

Events across Australia will be held at historic buildings, landmarks, shipwrecks and sacred sites. The festival will bring together communities from all walks of life to recognise and celebrate heritage and culture through ceremony, song and dance, performance art, art in various media and artefacts, talks on books and stories, and guided tours of towns, places and spaces.

The Australian Heritage Festival will bring to life all chapters of Australian culture and history, telling the stories of diverse and distinctive experiences that make up our communities.


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28th April 2019, Gore Hill Cemetery Historical Walk Sunday

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This walking tour is run by the Friends of Gore Hill Cemetery during the National Trust Heritage Festival. Visit a number of significant memorials, some re-discovered during restoration of the cemetery. Learn about the cemetery’s original Victorian-Edwardian garden, together with information about its history and the lives of some of Sydney’s north shore residents buried there.

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4th May 2019 - Grave Experiences - The Residents of Fremantle Cemetery Guided Tour

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Sat, May 4, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AWST

Fremantle Cemetery is a site of immense social and cultural importance to Western Australia. Our beloved port city is a historian's treasure trove and the local cemetery has countless tales to tell. Established in 1899, the cemetery is the final resting place of tens of thousands of Western Australians and the graves commemorate a uniquely charismatic cast of contrasting characters; from heroes to villians and from Statesmen to rock stars.

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6th - 10th May 2019: Rose Pruning Demonstrations Springvale Cemetery (Vic)

Springvale General Cemetery is  holding free rose pruning demonstrations for our communities, sessions are conducted by our expert rosarians and are fun and information with a great hands-on advice.

All participants will receive a complimentary information pack and goodies.

Springvale Botanical Cemetery:
Monday 6 - Friday 10 May Book Now


29th April 2019 - Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day

Monday 29th April 2019 | 6am

The 29th April each year marks "Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day", where a dawn service ceremony in memory of Baby Lily Grace (unknown Baby found at Maroubra Beach, November 2014), is held to honour and remember all our Nation's unknown children.

Baby Lily Grace Awareness Day is a significant day to raise awareness of the help that community support organisations may provide and that options do exist, there is a better way, seek help and hear the voices of the defenseless.

This special ceremony is held in conjunction with Joseph Medcalf Funerals.  All are invited.

Military Road Matraville, NSW 2036

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4th May 2019 - Williamstown (VIC) Cemetery heritage bus tours

4 May 2019  |  10am, 1.30pm

Join the Friends of Williamstown Cemetery on a local bus tour and hear fascinating stories of tragedy and intrigue whilst stopping to look at various historical sites, including the old morgue and the original 1842 burial ground. After a refreshment break, the tour will continue past local hotels connected to early inquests and conclude at Williamstown Cemetery.

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9th May 2019 - Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens Mothers' Day Remembrance

Mothers' Day Remembrance

 5.30 pm -  6.30 pm

Venue : Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens and Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Worrigee Road, Worrigee, NSW 2540

Event Description : The Heart Always Remembers - the Annual Mothers' Day Remembrance offers an opportunity for children of those who have died and their family and friends, to gather and mark the passing of another year. A Celebrant will lead a time of thanks giving for the very special role mothers play in our lives and hold in our hearts. It will be followed by a light supper at Reflections Café.

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