Bathurst Heritage Week 2022

What a fab week it was – over 20 heritage events, tours and displays all around Bathurst run by our ever wonderful heritage volunteers and heritage partners, and all as part of Bathurst’s Autumn Colours and the National Trust’s annual Australian Heritage Festival. It helps showcase many facets of our wonderful region to the world. Thank you all. My favourite I think was the terrific display of vintage Packard cars in Russell St on Wednesday.

Mrs Heritage spent last Saturday helping the Sisters of St Joseph with their Heritage Week tour of the Perthville Heritage Centre. Over two dozen people enjoyed a hands on guided tour of the convent and church, and the St Mary McKillop museum, with a scrumptious arvo Devonshire tea baked by the sisters.

Mrs Heritage has been spending a lot of time with the sisters at Perthville over the last twelve months. She is helping them put together a professionally produced audio/visual tour of the Heritage Centre, which in July will be loaded on to the Bathurst Step Beyond App – a free download on your phone, already with tours of Macchattie Park, St Michaels Cathedral, the Town Square, Hill End and Mt Panorama, and with more to come.

Each time Mrs H. returns from one of her frequent Perthville sojourns I ask if she has been invited to join The Order. She tells me there are three vows required, at least two of which she would fail. That’s OK with me!

Thought of the week “get the Bathurst Step Beyond App”

by a humble heritage advocate – May 2022

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