Convict Trail Project Inc.
- By negociation often exchange of information
- 100 organizations and indivudial members
- Organizations, negociated support; Indivudials $30 p/a conc $25 p/a
- "The PICK" annual journal of original research $12.00 posted
- 'Roadworks in Progress' published 3 times a year
The Convict Trail Project was established for the care, protection and promotion of the 1826 – 1836 convict built Great North Road. The road, built to connect Sydney with Newcastle and the Upper Hunter, was the first official overland route. Part of the road, Devines Hill at Wisemans Ferry, managed by the National Parks was recently inscribed on the World Heritage List as one of the Australian Convict Sites. Much of the rest of the 240 kilometre road still carries today’s traffic on the 1820-30s dry stone retaining wall and stone culverts. The Convict Trail Project was started as a grass roots organization by community groups concerned about what was happening to the road and it then involved the road managers, Councils, the NPWS and the RTA. Now over 40 organizations and government organizations at all levels, are members or supporters of the Convict Trail Project.