Restoring a piece of history
9 May 2019
Restoration of Weikert Cottage, the dwelling built more than 150 years ago by the original Jesuits at Sevenhill, is well underway.
The cottage, which was severely damaged in the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfire, is named after Franz and Fransiska Weikert, the Silesian couple who led 130 Catholics to the Mid North in 1848.
The Jesuits of Sevenhill are restoring the cottage to honour the foundation of the Jesuits in Australia and when completed, it will become another heritage attraction at Sevenhill and part of our weekday tours.
Stonemasons Tradition Rebuilt recently started the structural work at the cottage - rebuilding walls, chimneys and floors - even meticulously returning stones to their original position.
Watch this space!