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Heritage Review

Belgenny Farm


Twenty two HPP members accepted Steve White's invitation to tour the farm  ignoring the ominous clouds, which obligingly stayed dry. All agreed it was a fascinating insight into the Macarthur history and development of the Camden area. There being so much to see that to report in detail would compromise Hans's limits on the size of the club journal.

The group split into two, one guided by Steve and the other by Fay. Fay who was a history teacher in a previous life commented early on; how boring history was when we learned (?) it at school, well Fay and Steve certainly ensured that the visit was far from boring.

A highlight was being able to visit the Private Macarthur Cemetery which is normally not open to the public.

Several members batted on to the Camden Valley Inn for lunch but I cannot report on that as "what goes on at The Camden valley Inn, Stays at the Inn". Actually unfortunately I couldn't make that part of the tour.

I can certainly recommend for those who didn't participate and who haven't toured the farm that; it is certainly well worthwhile and gives a broad perspective of the early days of Camden and it's place in the history of agriculture in Australia.

Malcolm Fearns

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