Heritage walks to highlight Campbelltown's colonial history

Some of Campbelltown's oldest locations will be celebrated as part of this year's National Trust Heritage Festival.

History buffs can have a gander at the historic St Peter's Cemetery or take a stroll on the south side of Queen Street as part of two guided tours.

A Walk on the South Side and A Stroll Through St Peter's will highlight some of the long colonial history Campbelltown boasts.

Mayor George Brticevic said the walks were a great way to learn more about the city.

"We have a remarkable history and these walks will uncover some of our unique stories and the important role some of our residents played in shaping our city," he said.

"I encourage people of all ages to come along and explore our city's natural, built and cultural heritage to understand the stories connected to our past."

A Walk on the South Side will visit the spot where Fred Fisher's body was found while the cemetery tour will search for the exact location at St Peter's where his body was buried.

As Fisher's body was placed in an unmarked grave, the correct site remains unknown.

The south side tour will be held on Sunday, April 28 and depart from Koshigaya Park at 10am.

Attendees will listen to interesting stories about the historic buildings in the area, including the Old Railway Hotel, the Coach House, Emily's Cottage and Bursill's Shop.

A Stroll Through St Peter's will be held the following week, on Saturday, May 4 from 10am at the cemetery on Broughton Street.

Guests can see the final resting places of pioneers like Australia's first self-made millionaire cattle king - James Tyson - and Bradbury's namesake, William Bradbury.

The tour will also visit Quondong Cottage (now home of the Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre), Dredges Cottage and the Campbelltown Town Hall Theatre.

Both events are free however bookings are essential because places are limited. To book your spot, go to www.eventbrite.com.au/o/campbelltown-city-library.