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.

Visitors are always welcome

Contact Secretary for further details

General Meetings and speakers for 2019



14 July 2019

Speaker: Patrick Dodd

“Touring with Lachlan and Elizabeth”   

Before ‘retiring’ in 2005 Patrick had five decades of experience in education, training and tourism with British Airways, the Snowy Mountains Authority, the NSW Education Department, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Outward Bound School and, from 1980, with his own training and development company.

Since ‘retiring’ he has been busier than ever as the Founder and President of the Macquarie Society. He is also a Volunteer Guide at the State Library of NSW on History and Heritage tours and as a Public Speaker. He is also a Macquarie Lighthouse Volunteer Guide and Public Speaker with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. In 2012 Patrick was NSW Volunteer of the Year for Cultural Heritage Interpretation awarded by the Heritage Council.

Governor Macquarie was constantly on the move – to the Cowpastures, the Illawarra, Lake George, Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Tasmania, as well as innumerable trips between the two Government Houses in Sydney and Parramatta. Come with the Governor on his travels and meet some of the fascinating people who went with him.

Patrick Dodd, who wonders when the Governor had time to sleep, has followed his tours all around NSW and Tasmania.

In 2015 we celebrated the Governor’s tour to Bathurst and the ‘Newly Discovered Lands’. Come and join Patrick as he walks in the Governor’s footsteps down the original Cox’s Road from Emu Plains to the top of Mount York and across country to Glenroy Crossing.


11 August 2019

Speaker: Sue Castrique

“Cockatoo Island, Gentlemen and Convicts”

8 September 2019

Speaker: Gary Carter

“About that Shout, the History of Pubs in Parramatta”

13 October 2019

Speaker: Andrew Tink

“Honeysuckle Creek”

10 November 2019

Speaker: Graham Sims

“Arthur Stace, The Eternity Man”     

8 December 2019

Christmas Party

Speaker: Janette Pelosi

“Popular Entertainment in the Colonies 1828-1850”

Join us on our next bus tour

Tour Date

Tour Information

22 June 2019

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability


The Coal Loader is a former industrial site at Waverton that operated from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. It was dedicated as public open space in 1997, and formally transferred to North Sydney Council in 2003.

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability was opened in July 2011.

The Coal Loader platform opened in March 2018

You can download the tour information by clicking on the icon

18 August 2019

Lets Look Local

After morning tea at Linnwood House, Kerima-Gae Topp from Topp Tours will show us some little known history of local areas around Guildford, Granville and Harris Park.     

15 September 2019

Mystery & Eccentricity in the Blue Mountains

Paul Innes from Blue Mountains History Tours will take us on a discovery tour of some of the hidden places, strange happenings, and most unique people who have shaped this intriguing landscape, known as the Blue Mountains.

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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Bus trip advertising flyer June 2019.pdf