Connecting People, Places and the Past

National Trust Heritage Festival

This year’s festival will bring together an array of events across the nation from 18 April – 19 May 2019. The theme this year is Connecting People, Places and the Past.

Balmain has been the home of many people who have made significant contributions in the past.

In 2019, the BA will hold an exhibition highlighting seven such people, the industrial heritage of Thomas Mort’s dockyard, Henry Perdriau’s ferries and rubber manufacture, the Elliot Brothers chemical manufacturing, John Booth’s sawmills, John Bell’s shipbuilding industry, Maybanke Anderson’s contribution to social welfare particularly women and children and Mrs A’Beckett who set up a Ladies school and applied for land for subdivision.

The exhibition will feature stories from the industries illustrated by images of the people and places around the peninsula.

Maps of the area will allow visitors to visit the places to see how they have adapted from the past to the present.