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 for further details

General Meetings and speakers for 2017




Sunday 13 August 2017

Michael Bell, OAM

After twenty years working for a trustee company Michael decided on a change of career and studied to become a teacher. On graduation he was appointed to a one teacher school in rural Parklea.

He has been involved in various community organizations, the local P&C, Volunteer Fire Brigade, and Progress Association to name some. After retirement from teaching he was elected as a Councillor of Hornsby Shire Council and acted as Mayor for a time.

While a Councillor he chaired Council’s two year Rural Land Study to set in place the rural planning for the next twenty five years. He was also a member of a number of Council committees, including those for cultural, environmental and heritage.

At the end of his term on Council he Chaired the Hornsby Arts Council Inc, an entity established to acquire an art collection for the residents of Hornsby Shire.

He and his wife, Natalie are both interested in overseas travel, art and history.

Michael’s talk is called The Dural Area, Past and Present

He will use some of his Society’s maps to show connections with early settlers, the early planned roads, early access roads to the water transport and Aboriginal rock engravings.

He will also use some of his Society’s photographic collection to tell us about the history of this very historic area.

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

22 August - A Tour of the Dural District

This tour will be guided by Michael Bell from Dural Historical Society. Click here for more information

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


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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