Bathurst Heritage Weekend

  • 17 Apr 2020
  • 19 Apr 2020
  • Bathurst


The Bathurst Heritage Weekend scheduled for the 17-19 April 2020 has been postponed.

Subject to the outcome of the COVID 19 issue, November 2020 is the most likely timeframe.  

The Bathurst Heritage Weekend runs from the evening of Friday 17 April to Sunday 19 April. Bathurst is a 3-hour drive from Sydney or 4 hours by train. Bathurst was the first inland settlement in NSW, founded by Governor Macquarie in 1815.

On Saturday morning, speakers from the local area will give a series of illustrated talks delving into aspects of the history of Bathurst in Walshaw Hall, built in 1923: Dr Rob McLachlan, Bathurst Government Settlement, 1815–1840; Graham Lupp, Buildings of Bathurst; John Wade, Bathurst cabinet makers; Dr Juanita Kwok, The Chinese in Bathurst; and Sarah Gurich, The artists of Hill End.

Visits to historic, mostly rural buildings will include Alloway Bank where, after having to sell his Sydney properties, Captain John Piper built his family home in 1829 and architect Henry Sadleir designed a new “villa residence” in 1872 on the same site for W H Suttor; All Saints Cathedral, started in 1849; Holy Trinity Church (1833–35) and cemetery at Kelso; Miss Traill’s house, dating from 1845; Abercrombie House, formerly The Mount, built in the 1870s in Scottish Baronial style for J H Stewart to designs by M. Henry Sadleir and G A Mansfield, while in the 1950s, Cypriot archaeologist J R B Stewart, taught his honours students, including Kevin Fahy, here; Macquarie ( c 1823); Mountain View, started in 1880; and Clifton, under restoration.

Cost for the weekend is $220 pp which includes Friday dinner, morning and afternoon teas and lunches on Saturday and Sunday, with an optional dinner on Saturday night.

Details: email call 0400 674 466.