THE volunteers from Parramatta and District Historical Society will take you back to the days of convicts, governors, soldiers and explorers at special Hambledon Cottage Australia Day celebrations on Monday, January 28.
On the day, volunteers will dress the part and wear costumes designed to resemble fashion worn in the colonial period from 1820 to 1880.
Volunteers will also take visitors on a guided tour around Hambledon Cottage, built by John Macarthur in 1824 as a second house on his Elizabeth Farm Estate.
President of Parramatta and District Historical Society Trevor Patrick says visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the cottage's extensive history.
"It's a perfect event for anybody interested in what it was like to live in those times," Mr Patrick said.
"John and Elizabeth Macarthur [owners of the estate] were from high society, so you will be able to see how they lived, how the convicts lived and how they looked after them."
A photographic exhibition Parramatta Panorama 1925: The township in gentler times will be on display in the Lukas Gallery.
The exhibition reveals how the Parramatta township looked in the early 1820s.