Environment Minister explores historic Wisemans Ferry as part of 2018 Australian Heritage Festival

Heritage: Berowra MP Julian Leeser and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg in front of the Solomon Wiseman statue at Wisemans Ferry.
Heritage: Berowra MP Julian Leeser and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg in front of the Solomon Wiseman statue at Wisemans Ferry.

Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has explored Wiseman's Ferry as part of 2018 Australian Heritage Festival.

Berowra MP Julian Leeser and Mr Frydenberg were encouraging Hawkesbury residents to take part in the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival, which runs from April 18 to May 20.

Mr Leeser gave the minister a taste of local heritage by showing him around Wisemans Ferry’s historic sights.

“Wisemans Ferry is home to the World Heritage listed Convict Trail, one of the major feats of Australia’s convict era,” Mr Leeser said. 

“Be it the Convict Road Camp Site Tour, a guided tour of Devines Hill or a walk through Shepherds Gully,  Wisemans Ferry will this year again be a premier destination for those wanting to explore our history and heritage.”

The festival is Australia’s biggest celebration of culture and heritage, and is supported through funding from the Federal Government’s Trust Partnership Program. 

The theme of this year’s festival is My Culture, My Story.

Last year’s saw more than 1,000 different events held across Australia, attracting more than half a million visitors. 

To find out more about the festival, visit:  https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/