What's On

When What Where Contact
Sunday 12 February

Manly Wellness Event – Opening

The AHO will be presenting the Acknowledgement of Country at the Wellness Manly Event  on the Manly Beachfront Contact Council for details
Manly Beachfront Promenade Please contact Northern Beaches Council
Thursday 16 February

Aboriginal Heritage Walk – Harold Reid

The AHO will be conducting a guided walk at Harold Reid Reserve to learn about the local plants and Aboriginal Heritage and Culture This is to support the Mosaic Centre in Willoughby On all walks please wear a Hat, Long sleeve collared shirts, Sturdy shoes with long socks, Long pants and bring Tropical strength repellant due to ticks and mosquito diseases
34 Rembrandt Dr (34 Rembrandt Dr, Middle Cove New South Wales 2068) Not open to Public
Friday 17 February

AHO Visits Killarney Heights Public School

The AHO will be giving a presentation to Years 3 and 4 at Killarney Heights Public School about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture.
Killarney Heights Public School Not Open to the Public
Thursday 23 February

AHO Walks with Narrabeen Sports High School

The AHO will be taking Aboriginal and non Aboriginal students on a guided walk through Warriewood Wetlands to learn about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture and the importance of Wetland environments
Warriewood Wetlands Not Open to the Public
Monday 27 February

AHO Visits Beaumont Road Public School

The AHO will be talking to Beaumont Road Public School to teach the children about Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Beaumont Road Public School Not Open to the Public
Wednesday 1 March

Yarn Up with Kazan Brown

Join us for a Yarn Up with Kazan Brown. Kazan is a Gundungurra traditional owner with connection to the Burragorang and Warragamba Valleys. Kazan will share with us some of her knowledge about the incredible region. This is the first Yarn Up since 2019 so come have a feed and a yarn with the Aboriginal Heritage Office.
Strathfield Library Bookings are essential: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aho-yarn-up-with-kazan-brown-tickets-535277368017
Wednesday 8 March

AHO Speaks at International Women’s Day

The AHO will be attending and welcoming speakers and audience to the breakfast for International Women's Day This year’s guest speaker is Kate Munari, Australia's only female Navy helicopter pilot to fly in Afghanistan. Kate served in Afghanistan three times as part of CHF, flying day and night, in all weather conditions as aircraft captain and formation commander. She led teams in some of the toughest conditions any workplace can present.


Cost: $50 + Booking fee You will be able to pre-purchase raffle tickets when purchasing your event ticket, with all proceeds donated to Women & Children First and the Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter.
Manly Pacific Hotel Bookings
Events Team: events@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
8495 5379
Sunday 12 March

Aboriginal Cultural Bushwalk – Mowbray Park

The AHO will be providing a guided walk and talk on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Meet at the rotary athletic field car park, Mowbray Park. Please wear long pants, and long sleeved collared shirt, long socks and a hat. Please bring tropical strength insect repellant. This is due to tick and mosquito diseases. Bookings are essential through Willoughby Council.
Mowbray Park - Meet at the rotary athletic field car park, Mowbray Park. Bookings are essential - Please contact Rowena Chong Willoughby Council
Wednesday 15 March

Balgowlah North Public School – Koolkuna OSHC

The AHO visits Balgowlah North Public School and their Koolkuna OSHC The AHO will be talking and presenting to the children on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture
Balgowlah North Public School Not Open to the Public
Wednesday 15 March

Presentation at St Mark’s Parish Meeting

St Mark's Parish Meeting will be receiving a presentation on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture. They will also be hearing stories of the local area
St Marks Anglican Church, Freshwater - in the Church building (4 Oliver St, Freshwater - but entrance on Lawrence St) Please this is only open to the Parish Committee
Friday 31 March

National Heritage Festival – Saltwater Connection Manly

The AHO will be providing a lunch time AV presentation in the Community space downstairs in the foyer of the Manly Library for the National Heritage Festival beginning on 1st April Join us and learn about the Gayamaygal Saltwater Connection and the historical accounts of our local area.
The Community Room Downstairs in the Foyer of the Manly Library Please contact Northern Beaches Council
Thursday 20 April

Ku-ring-gai Heritage Festival

AHO tells stories and speaks on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture. Connecting people to the Aboriginal story of the local Country. This will be an AV Presentation and is part of the Heritage Festival for Ku-ring-gai Council
Caley's Pavilion Wildflower Garden St Ives Please contact Ku-ring-gai Council for Bookings
Thursday 27 April

AHO presents at Gordon Library for Heritage Festival

Karen Smith, Education Officer at the Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO), will talk on the Aboriginal Heritage and Culture and the stories and history of our local area, shining a light on some previously hidden figures in early Sydney.

The stories of Sydney during the late 1700s and early 1800s often see Aboriginal women forgotten. In this talk Karen will reexamine the stories of these women, and will invite you to engage with the way they have been remembered by history. 

  • Thursday, 27 April 2023 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Book with Ku-ring-gai Council
Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon, 2072 https://www.krg.nsw.gov.au/Things-to-do/Whats-on/Karen-Smith-on-local-Aboriginal-heritage
Saturday 29 April

Living Futures

The AHO will be at this event For the Living Futures Day
Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability (Balls Head Drive, Waverton New South Wales 2060) Open to the Public
Sunday 28 May

Spotlight Interview – St Mark’s Church

A short interview conducted by St Mark's Church,  held during the evening service for the congregation to learn more about there local area
St Mark's Church Please contact St Mark's
Thursday 1 June

Children’s Voices of Reconciliation

Karen Smith will be the proud MC at the Children's Voices of Reconciliation Concert. The event is open to the public and features songs, stories and artwork from many of the local schools in the Lane Cove Council area. This is an inspiring morning, and one that should not be missed. 10:30 AM-12:30 PM 1st June
Canopy Plus (40 SALISBURY LANE, Lane Cove Sydney New South Wales 2018) Please contact Lane Cove Council about the event
Thursday 8 June

AHO Presents at the Wildflower Garden

The AHO will be giving a presentation on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture and a short walk through the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden 10am - 12 8th June
Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden (420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives New South Wales 2075) Please contact Ku-ring-gai Council
Thursday 22 June

AHO Gives Presentation at Chatswood

The AHO will be giving a AV presentation on Aboriginal Heritage and Culture in Chatswood for Willoughby Council
Chatswood Library Creator Space Open to the Public
Sunday 25 June

AHO Walks with North Sydney Council

The AHO will be conducting a guided walk for North Sydney Council. Please were enclosed shoes, a hat, a collared long sleeve shirt and long pants to tuck into socks. Please also bring and wear tropical strength repellant due to the diseases that come from ticks and mosquitoes.
Katoa Close, Warriewood Please contact North Sydney Council - Andrew Scott for bookings
Friday 7 July


The AHO will be talking to the children at Dee Why Library for their NAIDOC Week Story Time session
Dee Why Library Open to Children