4 Nov 2022 11:00 am

Foundation Day is our annual celebration of the origins of Tocal College. In 2022 we will be recognising 200 years of farming at Tocal.

The CB Alexander Foundation  invites you and your family to attend Foundation Day on Friday 4th November 2022 at
Tocal Homestead,  957 Tocal Road, Paterson NSW

RSVP by 28th October 2022

Phone: 02 4939 8888 | Book: etocal.com/foundationday22

Please do not attend if:

  • you are unwell with Covid-19 symptoms
  • you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last seven days
  • you are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test
  • you are required to isolate.


1pm Meet at Tocal Homestead
957 Tocal Road, Paterson 2421

1.10pm Tour of the Bull Barn and Thunderbolts Cottage

1.50pm Official proceedings:

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Introduction of speakers and theme – Darren Bayley


  • Presentation: David Brouwer
    Official book launch – The Tocal land and its people before and after 1822

2.45pm Thunderbolts Cottage restoration project

3pm Presentation of the Cameron Archer Medal

3.15pm Vote of thanks

Close and afternoon tea

The meaning of Tocal’s Foundation Day

Foundation Day marks the opening of the College and the establishment of the CB Alexander Foundation. It is a day to reflect upon the wonderful bequest of Charles Boyd Alexander; the vision and drive of the late EA Hunt and the achievements of the College and Foundation. CB Alexander died on 26 June 1947, bequeathing his large Tocal estate and other properties for charitable purposes.

The Presbyterian Church, through the efforts of the late EA Hunt, secured Tocal to establish an agricultural college. The College was officially opened on 6 November 1965 by the then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies. On 1 January 1970, the College was transferred to the NSW Department of Agriculture through the C.B. Alexander Foundation Incorporation Act 1969.

  • Location:

    Tocal College, 815 Tocal Road, Paterson