Australia Day is a day to reflect on our country's rich history so where better than at Fagan Park in Galston?
The Friends — volunteers who help with the maintenance and restoration of the park's Netherby Homestead and rural museums — will open the heritage area on Australia Day, giving visitors a chance to imagine life as it was early last century.
"For the kids, we have a [monkey tail] pump on a well that they like to thrash to death and a 1920s wooden telephone that's in working order," Ian Browning, Fagan Park's honorary museum curator, said.
Visitors will also get to see working displays of vehicles and machinery, including a hot air engine, blacksmith demonstrations and a noon parade of tractors and vehicles.
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■ Details: Fagan Park, 38-48 Arcadia Road, Galston, 10am-4pm. Entry is $5 a car.
ALSO IN HORNSBY COUNCIL AREA:
Tuck into Hornsby Council's free sausage sizzle at Hornsby Mall, cooked by Hornsby Lions Club from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy face painting, croc encounters, live music and entertainment including performances by the Hornsby/Berowra Ukulele Group and indigenous dancer and didgeridoo player Ryka Satrick, and free temporary Australia Day tattoos.
■ For more Hornsby Council activities: hornsby.nsw.gov.au/australiaday.