Sydney Based Side Events

GA2020 is offering delegates a number of Sydney based side events including a range of well curated site visits, functions, excursions & workshops. The side events are held from Thursday 1 October to Sunday 11 October and aligns with GA2020 theme of ‘Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility’. These side events aim to showcase Australia’s cultural heritage whilst providing engaging opportunities for delegates to see the best of what Sydney has to offer. 

Minimum & maximum numbers apply to all proposed events. Those events for which minimum numbers are not met may be cancelled and delegates will be notified via email by Monday 3 August 2020 

Thursday 1 October

World Heritage Nomination Masterclass - Full Day Workshop

Proposed Event: One day World Heritage Nominations Masterclass in conjunction with the GA
Hosted by: Mr. Duncan Marshal
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: The Mint
Cost per delegate:
$250.00
Cost inclusions: Masterclass, refreshments & lunch

One day World Heritage Nominations Masterclasses are to be undertaken as side-events of the ICOMOS 2020 General Assembly on 1 and 2 October (the same masterclass will be undertaken on two days).  The masterclasses will address nominations basics, resources, case studies, common problems and possible solutions, and emerging trends. The masterclasses will be led by international World Heritage experts.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair access
Fitness level: Easy

*Please note that this event is also available on Friday 2 October 2020.

Friday 2 October

Explore Hawkesbury’s Heritage - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Explore Hawkesbury’s Heritage
Hosted by: Hawkesbury City Council
Time: 8:00am to 5:30pm
Venue: Multiple 
Cost per delegate: $110.00
Cost inclusions: Coach return transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

“Explore Hawkesbury’s Heritage” and visit some of Australia’s most historic places and spaces set in Hawkesbury’s beautiful historic landscapes still visible today and reflecting the first days of European settlement and the conflict with the custodians of the land, the Darug people.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No accessibility restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Fertile Ground: The Transformative Power of Food - Full day Tour

Proposed Event: Fertile Ground: The Transformative Power of Food
Hosted by: National Trust of Australia & Parramatta Park with City of Parramatta Council & Sydney Living Museum
Time: 9:00am to 7:00pm or 9:00am to 10:00pm with Dinner*
Venue: Multiple 
Cost per delegate: $160.00
Dinner per delegate: $175.00 *(Dinner is an optional extra to the full day tour)
Cost inclusions: Coach return transfer, opal card, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

Take a trip along the Parramatta River to the heart of Darug country and discover how the area’s fertile ground has been used as a source of food for millennia. Be welcomed by a traditional custodian, experience local cuisine, and discover how Parramatta shaped the survival of the European colony.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Due to the heritage nature of some of the venues access may limited to certain areas. Participants are strongly recommended to have full mobility as the day involves some walking. The upstairs level of Old Government House can only be accessed via stairs.
Fitness level: Easy – Moderate

Shared Responsibility: Does World Heritage Listing Protect Our Shared Heritage? - Half Day Workshop

Proposed Event: Shared Responsibility: Does World Heritage Listing protect our shared heritage?
Hosted by: Ms Anne Warr
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Millers Point Community Centre, Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Place
Cost per delegate: $30.00
Cost inclusions: Session entry & refreshments

The problematic issues of World Heritage Listing, such as conflicts between tourism and retention of authenticity, will be teased out in a formal debate with 3 speakers arguing for the benefits of WHL and 3 speakers against WHL. There will be time for audience questions and discussion, and a final wrap-up session. An Expression of Interest to participate in one of the debating teams will follow shortly.

If you are interested in participating in the debate please submit an Expression of Interest.

Download Expression of Interest form here.

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Restrictions/Accessibility:
Wheelchair Access 
Fitness level: Easy

World Heritage Nomination Masterclass - Full Day Workshop

Proposed Event: One day World Heritage Nominations Masterclass in conjunction with the GA
Hosted by: Mr. Duncan Marshal
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: The Mint
Cost per delegate:
$250.00
Cost inclusions: Masterclass, refreshments & lunch

One day World Heritage Nominations Masterclasses are to be undertaken as side-events of the ICOMOS 2020 General Assembly on 1 and 2 October (the same masterclass will be undertaken on two days).  The masterclasses will address nominations basics, resources, case studies, common problems and possible solutions, and emerging trends. The masterclasses will be led by international World Heritage experts.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair access
Fitness level: Easy

*Please note that this event is also available on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Saturday 3 October

A scarred tree and a parish church: Continuing cultural relationships between First Nations and European Australians - Walking Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: A scarred tree and a parish church: Continuing cultural relationships between First Nations and European Australians
Hosted by: Hector Abrahams Architects
Time: 8:00am to 10:00
Venue: St John’s Anglican Church, Glebe
Cost per delegate: Free of Cost
Cost inclusions: Guided tour & refreshments 

This is a breakfast, tour and cross-cultural event at a site which holds cultural significance for both Aboriginal people and settler Australians. The tour will focus on the continuing cultural relationships being actively developed within the ministry of this small, inner city church.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: The site will have minimal restrictions with some stairs, but generally the site is accessible
Fitness level: Easy

Australian Convict Site Tour - Hyde Park Barracks & Cockatoo Island - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Australian Convict Site Tour – Hyde Park Barracks & Cockatoo Island
Hosted by: Harbour Trust and Sydney Living Museums
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm  
Venue: Hyde Park Barracks & Cockatoo Island
Cost per delegate: $80.00 or $105.00 with Lunch
Cost inclusions: Day adult opal travel card to travel to & from Cockatoo Island, site & museum entry, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

British transportation to Australia was the world’s first conscious attempt to build a new society on the labour of convicted prisoners

Restrictions/Accessibility: Hyde Park Barracks – The site has a gravel surface that can be uneven in places. Ramps have been added to assist with access into buildings across the site. Cockatoo Island – The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. 
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Saturday 10 October 2020

Illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour
Hosted by: Illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour
Time: 9:30am to 11:00am
Venue: The Rocks
Cost per delegate: $60.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth on a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks  Journey into their Dreamtime and the culture of Aboriginal people.

This leisurely walkabout around The Rocks uncovers the authentic history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour, their land and water use and their spiritual connection to the adjoining waterways and foreshores.

Aboriginal guides will demonstrate how Sydney continues to weave the Dreamtime text into it’s modern, built up environment. Discover how to experience contemporary Aboriginal society right in the heart of cosmopolitan Sydney.

Drawing upon knowledge populated from the oldest ecologists, conservationists, wildlife carers, botanists, astronomers, climatologists and marine biologists on the Earth, the guides will explain how this ancient wisdom continues to reveal itself within the English settlement of The Rocks.

This tour begins and concludes in The Rocks.  Delegates are required to make their own way to and from The Rocks.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Moderate

North-side Fortifications – State Heritage Register - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: North-side Fortifications – State Heritage Register
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost per delegate: $250.00
Cost inclusions: Coach transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

From the early days of Australia’s paranoia about Britain’s distant wars (up to two world wars) fortifications built across the Sydney Harbour foreshore illustrate the post-colonial story of Australia. Join this guided excursion that specialises in military fortifications, developed exclusively for the ICOMOS delegation in partnership with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. 

Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair users may require some assistance. No wheelchair access to the North Fort tour, the beehive and armoured casement sites.
Fitness level: Moderate *Steps and underground tunnel

*Please note that this event is available on Saturday 10 October 2020

Parramatta North Institutions Heritage Tour - Half Day Tour

Proposed Event: Parramatta North Institutions Heritage Tour
Hosted by: Casey & Lowe and ASHA
Time: 12:45pm to 5:30pm
Cost per delegate: $75.00
Cost inclusions: Coach transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

Parramatta North Institutional Heritage Tour includes nationally significant landscapes, buildings and archaeology, covering Aboriginal settlement and include building and walking tours, and presentation of the archeology/artefacts. Presentations by heritage specialists, Deerubin Local Aboriginal Land Council, and community group, the ParraGirls

Restrictions/Accessibility: Accessibility is limited with wheelchair access not guaranteed at all locations
Fitness level: Moderate

Sydney Harbour Island Hopping - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Harbour Island Hopping
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $250.00
Cost inclusions: Ferry return transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

Sydney Harbour National Park encompasses a number of islands and foreshore areas around one of the world’s most famous harbours. During this exclusive island-hopping experience, you’ll see everything from convict-built buildings to Aboriginal sites. Water transport will be aboard the Mari Nawi (Aboriginal for Big Canoe) in the company of your Aboriginal hosts.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs or persons with limited mobility
Fitness level: Easy *Light walks, some steps and boarding of ship

Sydney Opera House - Behind the Scenes - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Opera House Behind the Scenes Tour
Hosted by: Sydney Opera House
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

Sydney Opera House Conservation Tour – Join Alan Croker, Sydney Opera House Heritage Architect and author of the conservation management plan, on a special guided tour that takes in some back of house areas and highlights the heritage conservation and management of this World Heritage listed masterpiece.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

*Please note that this event is available on Saturday 3 – Monday 5 and  Wednesday 7 October 2020

Twentieth Century Sydney Modern - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Twentieth Century Sydney Modern
Hosted by: ICOMOS ISC Twentieth Century Heritage
Time: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $130.00
Cost inclusions: Transport, Morning Tea at Willoughby Incinerator, Lunch in the garden at Eryldene, and Sunset Cocktail and Canapes at the Tuck House.

 Enjoy a rare selection of landscapes and buildings in Sydney’s north. Explore the work of the Griffins in Castlecrag; and houses by Harry Seidler, Russel Jack, Bruce Rickard and Hardy Wilson. As you will be visiting private homes, there will be some restrictions on photography.

Restrictions/Accessibility: limited access with wheelchair access not guaranteed for all locations.
Fitness level: Moderate

Symposium on The Living and the Dead: Destruction, Conservation, and Renewal in Sydney’s Colonial Cemeteries - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Symposium on The Living and the Dead: Destruction, Conservation, and Renewal in Sydney’s Colonial Cemeteries
Hosted by: The University of Sydney – School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Rockwood Cemetery and University of Sydney
Cost per delegate: $80.00 
Cost inclusions: Coach transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

Addressing the GA2020 theme of shared heritage, this one-day symposium focuses on cemeteries- the landscapes shared by the living and the dead. The event will explore the history and heritage of cemeteries and raise vexed questions about how to manage these historical landscapes in an age of growing competition for urban land and changing mores around burial and cremation.

Restrictions/Accessibility: TBA
Fitness level: Easy

Sunday 4 October

Aboriginal Cultural Cruise on Sydney Harbour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Aboriginal Cultural Cruise on Sydney Harbour 
Hosted by: Aboriginal Cultural Cruise on Sydney Harbour 
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $80
Cost inclusions: Guided Tour

 Cruise the most beautiful harbour in the world aboard the Mari Nawi (Big Canoe) while enjoying the relaxed and friendly company of your Aboriginal hosts and crew.  Hear stories of the Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people of Sydney Harbour and learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks, before stepping ashore on Be-lang-le-wool (Clark island, National Park).

On the island, be taken on a journey from pre-white settlement through a coastal lifestyle, uncovering traditional fishing methods and food gathering techniques, before participating in an exciting Aboriginal cultural performance.

This cruise departs and returns to Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay.  Delegates are to make their own way to and from the tour departure point.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level:Easy

A guided tour of Eryldene, an early 20th century historic house and garden- Half Day Tour

Proposed Event: A guided tour of Eryldene, an early 20th century historic house and garden
Hosted by: The Eryldene Trust
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue:
Eryldene House and Garden
Cost per delegate:
$35.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour of the house, garden and morning tea

Guided tour of the house and garden, including morning tea
Guided tour of this early 20th century historic house and garden recognised as one of the nation’s most important heritage properties. The house was designed by visionary architect, William Hardy Wilson for Professor E G Waterhouse, who created its internationally acclaimed camellia garden. The house and its garden are a rare example of the shared aesthetic of owner and architect and the Asian influences throughout the site comprising a Colonial Revival (1914) House, Garden Study, Tennis Pavilion, Temple and extensive garden.
Tours will be led by Hon. Eryldene Architect, Robert A. Moore and other architectural experts, Hon. Curator Penny Holden (Pike) and garden design historians and camellia experts from the NSW Camellia Research Society.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Fitness level: Easy

Cockatoo Island Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Guided tour of Cockatoo Island
Hosted by: Harbour Trust
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Venue: Cockatoo Island
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge (please note cost for ferry to Island is at own expense. Click here for ferry details)
Cost inclusions: Entry to site, tour of Cockatoo Island, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings and shipyard

Cockatoo Island has strong continued ties to the First Nations, having served as a meeting place for the Eora People prior to colonisation.

Meanwhile, the heritage buildings and distinctive terrain offer insights into the complex and layered history of the island’s former convict penal establishment, naval ship dockyard, industrial school for girls and reformatory.

Transport to Cockatoo Island is via Ferry

Restrictions/Accessibility: A moderate level of fitness is required. The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. If required the tour can be adapted for wheelchairs.
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Friday 9 October 2020

Cockatoo Island Tour - Afternoon Tour

Proposed Event: Guided tour of Cockatoo Island
Hosted by: Harbour Trust
Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Cockatoo Island
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge (please note cost for ferry to Island is at own expense. Click here for ferry details)
Cost inclusions: Entry to site, tour of Cockatoo Island, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings and shipyard

Cockatoo Island has strong continued ties to the First Nations, having served as a meeting place for the Eora People prior to colonisation.

Meanwhile, the heritage buildings and distinctive terrain offer insights into the complex and layered history of the island’s former convict penal establishment, naval ship dockyard, industrial school for girls and reformatory.

Restrictions/Accessibility: A moderate level of fitness is required. The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. If required the tour can be adapted for wheelchairs.
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Friday 9 October 2020

Early Opening Tour & Breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Early Opening & Breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue:
Hyde Park Barracks
Cost per delegate:
$40.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour and light breakfast

The Hyde Park Barracks is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the historic heart of Sydney. Built to house – and control – male convicts, the barracks had far-reaching impact as the administrative hub of the colony’s convict system. After 1848, it sheltered immigrant girls and young women, and cared for older, sick and poor women. Drawing together key threads of convict life, Aboriginal resilience and free immigration, the story of the barracks is the story of Australia’s modern beginnings.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Fitness level: EasyModerate

*Please note that this event is available daily from Sunday 4 to Wednesday 7 October and Saturday 10 October 2020

Sydney Opera House - Behind the Scenes - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Opera House – Behind the Scenes tour
Hosted by: Sydney Opera House
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

Sydney Opera House Conservation Tour – Join Alan Croker, Sydney Opera House Heritage Architect and author of the conservation management plan, on a special guided tour that takes in some back of house areas and highlights the heritage conservation and management of this World Heritage listed masterpiece.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

*Please note that this event is available on Saturday 3 – Monday 5 and  Wednesday 7 October 2020

Sydney’s Green Necklace Harbour Cruise - Half Day Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney’s Green Necklace Harbour Cruise
Hosted by: Australian Garden History Society
Time: 12:00pm – 15:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $75.00 per person
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

The Australian Garden History Society tour ‘Sydney’s Green Necklace’ will reflect on the frameworks that emerged from the recently completed Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW) Landscape Heritage Report, including the importance of the natural and cultural landscapes of the Sydney Harbour.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Three-hour walking tour visiting modernist architectural sites in Sydney CBD immortalised through the photography of Max Dupain - Half Day Tour

Proposed Event: Three-hour walking tour visiting modernist architectural sites in Sydney CBD immortalised through the photography of Max Dupain
Hosted by: GML Heritage
Time: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Venue:
Multiple
Cost per delegate: $35.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour, drink and snack 

Join twentieth century heritage specialists from the GML Sydney office team for a curated morning walking tour exploring the spaces and places captured by Max Dupain, one of Australia’s leading modernist photographers. Called, Max’s Modernism–an exploration of place, photography and urban evolution, we will be revisiting a selection of Sydney’s modern buildings and viewing them through the digital lens of 2020.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Wednesday 7 October 2020

Walking Tour of The Rocks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of The Rocks
Hosted by: Place Management NSW & Darling Harbour, Sydney
Time: 8:00am to 10:00am
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Free of charge
Inclusions: Guided tour

The Rocks was part of the traditional land of the Cadigal people of Sydney Harbour, with known occupation extending back at least 20,000 years. In January 1788 The Rocks became the site of the initial European settlement of Sydney and retains many of Sydney’s earliest constructions. Resident and Trade Union action in the 1970s saw the area, then threatened with redevelopment, preserved as a historic site and led to the enactment of heritage and planning legislation. The whole precinct was resumed for Government ownership and remains in public ownership. Buildings and public domain are managed in line with Conservation Management Plans to ensure best-practice heritage protection and integrity, while managing adaptive reuse to ensure continued viability as an economically sustainable commercial centre.

The tour will visit buildings (including The Rocks Discovery Museum) and archaeological sites that contribute to Sydney’s history, examining both local and international historic themes such as colonialism, emigration, port development and heritage conservation.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Some heritage locations may have some restrictions and wheelchair access is not guaranteed
Fitness level: Easy

*Please note that this event is also available on Friday 9 October 2020

Walking Tour of The Rocks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of The Rocks
Hosted by: Place Management NSW & Darling Harbour, Sydney
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Free of charge
Inclusions: Guided tour

The Rocks was part of the traditional land of the Cadigal people of Sydney Harbour, with known occupation extending back at least 20,000 years. In January 1788 The Rocks became the site of the initial European settlement of Sydney and retains many of Sydney’s earliest constructions. Resident and Trade Union action in the 1970s saw the area, then threatened with redevelopment, preserved as a historic site and led to the enactment of heritage and planning legislation. The whole precinct was resumed for Government ownership and remains in public ownership. Buildings and public domain are managed in line with Conservation Management Plans to ensure best-practice heritage protection and integrity, while managing adaptive reuse to ensure continued viability as an economically sustainable commercial centre.

The tour will visit buildings (including The Rocks Discovery Museum) and archaeological sites that contribute to Sydney’s history, examining both local and international historic themes such as colonialism, emigration, port development and heritage conservation.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Some heritage locations may have some restrictions and wheelchair access is not guaranteed
Fitness level: Easy

*Please note that this event is also available on Friday 9 October 2020

Monday 5 October

Early Opening Tour & Breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Early Opening & Breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue:
Hyde Park Barracks
Cost per delegate:
$40.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour and light breakfast

The Hyde Park Barracks is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the historic heart of Sydney. Built to house – and control – male convicts, the barracks had far-reaching impact as the administrative hub of the colony’s convict system. After 1848, it sheltered immigrant girls and young women, and cared for older, sick and poor women. Drawing together key threads of convict life, Aboriginal resilience and free immigration, the story of the barracks is the story of Australia’s modern beginnings.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Fitness level: EasyModerate

*Please note that this event is available daily from Sunday 4 to Wednesday 7 October and Saturday 10 October 2020

In-Conversation Panel Event to reflect on shared heritage and stories of Aboriginal Sydney and NSW - Evening Talk

Proposed Event: In-Conversation Panel Event in Redfern to reflect on the shared heritage and stories of Aboriginal Sydney and NSW.
Hosted by: The Metropolitan LALC and GML Heritage
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Sydney International Convention Centre
Cost per delegate: Free of charge
Inclusions: Access to the panel discussion and light refreshments

Redfern is the heart of Aboriginal Sydney. This event is opportunity to listen to community elders and traditional owners talk about how cultural heritage is protected, recognised and shared with future generations. Speakers will reflect on how Aboriginal history and heritage have been managed in urban public space and the challenges of conserving culturally significant sites for generations to come. The panel will also reflect on the significant political role of Redfern in the struggle for land rights and civil rights.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Panel Discussion: “A Culture of Shared Responsibility: the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation" - Evening Talk

Proposed Event: Panel Discussion: “A Culture of Shared Responsibility: the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation”
Hosted by: UNESCO Bangkok
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Sydney International Convention Centre
Cost per delegate: Free of charge
Inclusions: Access to the panel discussion 

Join the discussion on the future of cultural heritage conservation in the Asia and the Pacific with a view towards a “culture of shared responsibility.” A panel of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Jury members, past winners, heritage organizations, and local stakeholders will reflect on the 20 years of the Awards programme, and look into the emerging challenges and new responses for the next 20 years of conservation in the region and beyond.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions 
Fitness level:Easy

Portia Geach Award 2020 Exhibition Private Viewing

Proposed Event: Portia Geach Award 2020 Exhibition Private Viewing- S.H. Ervin Gallery
Hosted by: National Trust of Australia, NSW
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: SH Ervin Gallery, National Trust Centre
Cost per delegate: $50.00
Cost inclusions: Private viewing, canapes and drinks

Enjoy an evening with a private curators tour of the prestigious Portia Geach Art Prize followed by canapés and drinks at the SH Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill.
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Sydney Opera House - Behind the Scenes - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Opera House Behind the Scenes Tour
Hosted by: Sydney Opera House
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

Sydney Opera House Conservation Tour – Join Alan Croker, Sydney Opera House Heritage Architect and author of the conservation management plan, on a special guided tour that takes in some back of house areas and highlights the heritage conservation and management of this World Heritage listed masterpiece.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

*Please note that this event is available on Saturday 3 – Monday 5 and  Wednesday 7 October 2020

Tuesday 6 October

Early Opening Tour & Breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Early Opening & Breakfast at Hyde Park Barracks
Hosted by: Sydney Living Museums
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue:
Hyde Park Barracks
Cost per delegate:
$40.00
Cost inclusions: 30 minute guided tour and light breakfast

The Hyde Park Barracks is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the historic heart of Sydney. Built to house – and control – male convicts, the barracks had far-reaching impact as the administrative hub of the colony’s convict system. After 1848, it sheltered immigrant girls and young women, and cared for older, sick and poor women. Drawing together key threads of convict life, Aboriginal resilience and free immigration, the story of the barracks is the story of Australia’s modern beginnings.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Fitness level: EasyModerate

*Please note that this event is available daily from Sunday 4 to Wednesday 7 October and Saturday 10 October 2020

Walking Tour of Darling Harbour & Chinese Garden of Friendship - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of Darling Harbour & Chinese Garden of Friendship
Hosted by: Place Management NSW & Darling Harbour, Sydney
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Chinese Friendship Garden
Cost per delegate:
Free of charge
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will feature Pyrmont Bridge, completed in 1902 and its swing-span still functioning with its original electric motor. Since 2018 this bridge has been undergoing conservation works on its extensive hardwood piers and trusses.

The tour will take in The Chinese Garden of Friendship, one of the most impressive Ming-style gardens outside of China.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level:Easy

Walking Tour of Darling Harbour & Chinese Garden of Friendship - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Walking Tour of Darling Harbour & Chinese Garden of Friendship
Hosted by: Place Management NSW & Darling Harbour, Sydney
Time: 8:00am to 10:00am
Venue: Chinese Friendship Garden
Cost per delegate:
Free of charge
Inclusions: Guided tour

The tour will feature Pyrmont Bridge, completed in 1902 and its swing-span still functioning with its original electric motor. Since 2018 this bridge has been undergoing conservation works on its extensive hardwood piers and trusses.

The tour will take in The Chinese Garden of Friendship, one of the most impressive Ming-style gardens outside of China.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level:Easy

Wednesday 7 October

Sydney Opera House - Behind the Scenes - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Opera Behind the Scenes Tour
Hosted by: Sydney Opera House
Time: 7:00am to 8:30am
Venue: Sydney Opera House
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

Sydney Opera House Conservation Tour – Join Alan Croker, Sydney Opera House Heritage Architect and author of the conservation management plan, on a special guided tour that takes in some back of house areas and highlights the heritage conservation and management of this World Heritage listed masterpiece.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

*Please note that this event is available on Saturday 3 – Monday 5 and  Wednesday 7 October 2020

Sydney Town Hall Breakfast Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Sydney Town Hall breakfast tour
Hosted by: City of Sydney- Sydney Town Hall Breakfast Tour
Time: 7:15am – 10:30am
Venue: Sydney Town Hall
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Guided tour and light breakfast

Delegates are invited to experience the history, heritage and conservation of Sydney Town Hall with a guided tour of the premier rooms led by volunteer City staff, trained by our civic curator. The early morning tours will be offered on a morning of the full-day symposium program. A light breakfast will be offered for tour participants.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Three-hour Walking Tour Visiting Modernist Architectural Sites in Sydney CBD - Half Day Tour

Proposed Event: Three-hour walking tour visiting modernist architectural sites in Sydney CBD immortalised through the photography of Max Dupain
Hosted by: GML Heritage
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue:
Multiple
Cost per delegate: $35.00
Cost inclusions: Guided tour, drink and snack 

Join twentieth heritage specialists from the GML Sydney office team for an curated afternoon walking tour exploring the spaces and places captured by Max Dupain, one of Australia’s leading modernist photographers. Called, Max’s Modernism–an exploration of place, photography and urban evolution, we will be revisiting a selection of Sydney’s modern buildings and viewing them through the digital lens of 2020.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: No Restrictions
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Sunday 4 October 2020

Friday 9 October

Cockatoo Island Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Guided tour of Cockatoo Island
Hosted by: Harbour Trust
Time: 8:30am to 10:00am
Venue: Cockatoo Island
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Entry to site, tour of Cockatoo Island, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings and shipyard

Cockatoo Island has strong continued ties to the First Nations, having served as a meeting place for the Eora People prior to colonisation.

Meanwhile, the heritage buildings and distinctive terrain offer insights into the complex and layered history of the island’s former convict penal establishment, naval ship dockyard, industrial school for girls and reformatory.

Restrictions/Accessibility: A moderate level of fitness is required. The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. If required the tour can be adapted for wheelchairs.
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Sunday 4 October 2020

Cockatoo Island Tour - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Guided tour of Cockatoo Island
Hosted by: Harbour Trust
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Venue: Cockatoo Island
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Entry to site, tour of Cockatoo Island, including the UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings and shipyard

Cockatoo Island has strong continued ties to the First Nations, having served as a meeting place for the Eora People prior to colonisation.

Meanwhile, the heritage buildings and distinctive terrain offer insights into the complex and layered history of the island’s former convict penal establishment, naval ship dockyard, industrial school for girls and reformatory.

Restrictions/Accessibility: A moderate level of fitness is required. The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. If required the tour can be adapted for wheelchairs.
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Sunday 4 October 2020

The Bronze Sculptures of Sydney - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: The Bronze Sculptures of Sydney
Hosted by: International Conservation Services
Time: 8:00am – 10:30am
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: Free of Charge
Cost inclusions: Guided Tour

The landscape of the Sydney, as with many nineteenth century colonial cities, is marked by a wide range of statues in bronze. These range from equestrian figures to explorers and local dignitaries. Beginning at Circular Quay and ending at Hyde Park this tour will examine a dozen or so of Sydney’s bronzes, and the history behind their commissioning.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

Saturday 10 October

Australian Convict Site Tour - Hyde Park Barracks & Cockatoo Island - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Australian Convict Site Tour – Hyde Park Barracks & Cockatoo Island
Hosted by: Harbour Trust and Sydney Living Museums
Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm  
Venue: Hyde Park Barracks & Cockatoo Island
Cost per delegate: $80.00 or $105.00 with Lunch
Cost inclusions: Day adult opal travel card to travel to & from Cockatoo Island, site & museum entry, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

British transportation to Australia was the world’s first conscious attempt to build a new society on the labour of convicted prisoners

Restrictions/Accessibility: Hyde Park Barracks – The site has a gravel surface that can be uneven in places. Ramps have been added to assist with access into buildings across the site. Cockatoo Island – The tour includes walking from the lower to the upper island on a steep incline and down to the Dockyards via one set of stairs. 
Fitness level: Moderate

*Please note that this event is also available on Saturday 3 October 2020

Kamay Botany Bay National Park - La Perouse Tour - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Kamay Botany Bay National Park  – La Perouse Tour
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $190.00
Cost inclusions: Coach return transfers, guided tour, morning tea and lunch

Visit the historic Kamay Botany Bay National Park where two of Australia’s earliest European explorers landed. Captain James Cook in the South, and the Comte de La Perouse, the North. Enjoy this exclusively curated tour for the ICOMOS delegation, exploring the landing of Captain Cook and how it altered forever the history of Australia.
The National Park is separated by the marine-rich waters of historic Botany Bay. The northern area at La Perouse is just as fascinating, as this is where Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse was last sighted by Europeans in 1788.

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Restrictions/Accessibility: Light walking with some steps. Wheelchair users may require some assistance, suitable for persons with limited mobility
Fitness level:Easy

Kamay Botany Bay National Park - Kurnell Area Tour - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Kamay Botany Bay National Park Kurnell area tour
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $190.00
Cost inclusions: Coach return transfers, guided tour, morning tea and lunch

Visit the historic Kamay Botany Bay National Park where two of Australia’s earliest European explorers landed. Captain James Cook in the South, and the Comte de La Perouse, the North. Enjoy this exclusively curated tour for the ICOMOS delegation, exploring the landing of Captain Cook and how it altered forever the history of Australia.
The National Park is separated by the marine-rich waters of historic Botany Bay. The southern area around Kurnell is where local Aboriginal people first encountered the crew of Lieutenant James Cook’s ship, the Endeavour, in 1770

Restrictions/Accessibility: Not suitable for wheelchairs or persons with limited mobility
Fitness level: Easy to Moderate

Relics of the Rocks - Morning Tour

Proposed Event: Relics of the Rocks
Hosted by: International Conservation Services
Time: 7:00am to 11:00pm
Venue: Mulitple
Cost per delegate: Free of charge
Cost inclusions: Guided tour

The Rocks area of Sydney being the area between Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge dates back in its built form to the earliest history of the settlement from 1788.   With its historic buildings and small laneways overlaid with more modern structures it reflects the growth of Sydney from convict settlement to thriving metropolis. This walking tour will seek to discover the historic elements that still remain and the stories they tell.

Restrictions/Accessibility: No restrictions
Fitness level: Easy

North-side Fortifications – State Heritage Register - Full day

Proposed Event: North-side Fortifications – State Heritage Register
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service World & Historic Heritage Sites
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost per delegate: $250.00
Cost inclusions: Coach transfer, guided tour, refreshments & lunch

From the early days of Australia’s paranoia about Britain’s distant wars (up to two world wars) fortifications built across the Sydney Harbour foreshore illustrate the post-colonial story of Australia. Join this guided excursion that specialises in military fortifications, developed exclusively for the ICOMOS delegation in partnership with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. 

Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair users may require some assistance. No wheelchair access to the North Fort tour, the beehive and armoured casement sites.
Fitness level: Moderate *Steps and underground tunnel

*Please note that this event is available on Saturday 3 October 2020

Old Great North Road - Guided walking tour - Full Day Tour

Proposed Event: Old Great North Road – Guided walking tour
Hosted by: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Office of Environment & Heritage
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Multiple
Cost per delegate: $235.00
Cost inclusions: Return coach transfers, guided tour, morning tour and lunch

This World Heritage walk highlights a historic convict-built road with scenic river views in Dharug National Park. Be welcomed to Country by the traditional custodians the Dharug People and hear the diverse stories associated with the Old Great North Road told by an Archaeologist and a NSW National Parks Ranger.

Restrictions/Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Fitness level: Moderate