The Bathurst Family History Group is providing the community with a perfect opportunity to explore the history and lives of past residents.
As a part of the Autumn Colours heritage tour program, the group will host two cemetery wanderers throughout the remainder of the season.
The first will be held this Saturday at 2pm, followed by another on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13 – at 10am.
“We’ll be looking into the lives of some very interesting women from the early 1800s to early 1900s,” committee member Ellen Bennetts said.
“We’ll also look at teachers, nurses, publicans, pastors and entrepreneurs.
“We want to encourage the community to learn more about Bathurst’s history. We also want people to engage with Bathurst’s history and what better opportunity than these cemetery wanderers.
“It’s all about exploring the history and lives of past Bathurst residents.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring a hat, water, sunscreen and walking shoes and to meet at the Dean Street entrance to the Bathurst Cemetery, almost opposite to the Bathurst Golf Club.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
Expect the wander to run for roughly two hours and bookings, which can be taken at 1800 681 000 or at the Bathurst Visitors Information Centre, are essential.
The Autumn Colours heritage tour program commences following the Easter long weekend, with a diverse range of tours, walks and talks for the following six weeks.
Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its reach and fascinating part, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities.
These provide a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover the moments, events and characters that make up the reach, colourful history of Bathurst.
For more information on Autumn Colours, visit bathurstregion.com.au/autumn-colours-program-2018.