Meetings / Tours

The Prospect Heritage Trust Inc.

Our meetings are held at the Prospect History Cottage, 10.30am, second Sunday of the month, (except May, first Sunday) followed by morning tea and a Guest Speaker.


Monthly meetings have recommenced as Prospect Reservoir has now re-opened to the public.   


Visitors are always welcome


Contact Secretary secretary@prospectheritagetrust.org.au for further details



General Meetings and speakers for 2017

Date

Speaker/s

Topic/s

Sunday 9 April 2017 - 10.30am

Martyn Killion

“Windows into Wartime”


Martyn’s talk will be about Windows into Wartime, the latest in a series of exhibitions by State Archives produced for the Centenary of Anzac. The exhibition features photographs produced from the extensive Government Printing Office glass plate negative collection from the First World War era.  The exhibition explores the efforts that society in NSW made on the home front in support of Australia’s war effort over six key themes – infant health movement, recruitment campaigns, the Red Cross, school children and patriotic fundraising, soldier settlement and the influenza pandemic



May


TBA

Sunday 11 June 2017

Dorothy Warwick

“Linnwood”

Sunday 9 July 2017

Trish Skehan

“The Canada Bay Exiles”

Sunday 13 August 2017

Michael Bell

“Dural”

Sunday 10 September 2017

Mark Taylor

“Prospect Connections”

Sunday 8 October 2017

Catherine Bishop

“Minding Her Own Business”

Sunday 12 November 2017

Sue Stenning & Goran Terzic

“The Greystanes Visitors Book”

Sunday 10 December 2017

Paul Storm

“Christmas Cards and the BLAU Family of Sydney”

Join us on our next tour

18 June - Price Morris Cottage at St Albans

This 1837 slab cottage was the first Methodist Church meeting place in the Macdonald Valley and is still owned by descendants of its original owner, emancipist/farmer Price Morris.


22 August - A Tour of the Dural District

This tour will be guided by Michael Bell from Dural Historical Society.


15 October - Gosford, on land and water.

The morning will be spent at the Henry Kendall Cottage & Museum at West Gosford, while the afternoon will be spent on the MV Lady Kendall 11, cruising Brisbane Water from Gosford to Broken Bay.



Full details of each trip will be sent out closer to the date


PLEASE NOTE

To conduct some of this year’s excursions we will be applying for the use of Blacktown City Council’s community buses, which are either 14 or 21 seaters, so our plans are firstly subject to bus availability, and secondly to the size of bus we are allocated.



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