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 2018

Date

Speaker/s

Topic/s

Sunday, 6 May, 2018

10.30am


Michelle Nichols

Michelle has lived in the Hawkesbury most of her life and has worked as a Local History Librarian for over 35 years. In 2001 Michelle received an OAM for her work in local history. She has been involved in family and local history for many years. She has authored several publications including Hawkesbury Pictorial (2004); The Disastrous Decade: destruction and desolation in Windsor 1864-1874 (2001) and co-authored Hawkesbury 1794-1994 (1994). 


Michelle’s talk is called Hawkesbury Faces and is a presentation on a selection of some of the 19th century photographs from the albums of Mary Anne Amelia Stewart, 1846-1931, copies held by Hawkesbury Library Service. 


Born in Windsor, Mary was the daughter of Dr Stewart and Elizabeth Durham. She grew up in a social and cultural atmosphere where there were always activities and gatherings with visitors, including the Rouse, McQuade and Town families. The talk also includes information about Charles William Lawson, grandson of explorer William Lawson. 



Join us on our next tour

The next trip: Announced soon

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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