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HERITAGE WEEK Celebrate our amazing history and heritage

Saturday 30 April to Sunday 8 May Take the opportunity to discover more about the city we call home. Highlights of the week Find out what’s in your museum Explore Kings Parade Take a peek in the Carillon Stroll along the streets of Bathurst with a local historian Get aboard the spirit of Bathurst ghost tour Venture into the 1880 Bathurst Hospital buildings And don’t forget

PROCLAMATION DAY Saturday 7 May • 2016 Pillars of Bathurst announcement • Heritage Walking tours of the Delightful Spot • Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Dinner


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Autumn is a spectacular time of year in the Bathurst region. As the seasons change the region is transformed into a sea of Autumn Colours, with parks and gardens and avenues of street trees turning all shades of red, orange and yellow. While Bathurst is a must visit location any time of year, a visit in autumn provides an added dimension as nature puts on a stunning show. There is also a diverse calendar of events, attractions and activities at this time of year. The Autumn Colours program runs from March through to May and it offers something for everyone. There’s a celebration of the region’s history and heritage, a range of sporting competitions including the national BMX championships, and the B2B cyclo sportif, the state’s only fully closed road event. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the region’s local produce, our community groups, our musicians, artists and artisans and of course motor racing on iconic Mount Panorama. Autumn Colours is a celebration of all the things Bathurst has to offer that we enjoy as residents, but also what we want to share with visitors to our region. Welcome to Bathurst during this glorious season, enjoy all that our region has to offer and in particular, the many and varied events that make up the Autumn Colours.

Cr Gary Rush

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Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum Location: 224 Howick Street Time: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm; Sunday 10.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Adult $14; concession $10; child $7; family $30 Contact: 6331 5511 Website: somervillecollection.com.au

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Right in the heart of Bathurst in an historic school house is a display of almost 2000 fossil and mineral specimens from the world renowned Somerville Collection. The main features are the T.rex skeleton and Australia’s largest collection of fossils in amber – a must see for everyone. From 1 March to 29 May, meet SuperCroc (Sarchosuchus Imperator), ‘flesh crocodile emperor’. This 11 metre, 9,000 kg replica was the largest known crocodilian to ever roam the earth. SuperCroc was a 110 million year old ancient African monster.

Bathurst Flag Staff Location: Stanley Street Time: Accessible all hours Website visitbathurst.com.au

History

To celebrate Bathurst’s 200th birthday in 2015, the flag staff was installed on the site where Governor Macquarie had proclaimed the town site on 7 May 1815. Around the viewing platform are etched glass panels featuring Wiradyuri designs of Girawu (the tree goanna) and the Biladurang (platypus) dreaming. Take a look at this spectacular site at night.

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Bathurst: Australia’s oldest inland European settlement Location: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm daily Cost: Free History Contact: 6332 1444 Website: visitbathurst.com.au Explore the streets of Bathurst where many historic moments have taken place. Discover significant buildings and places of interest as you walk or drive through the city. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre has a wide range of self-guided tours and information sheets to help you experience living, breathing history.

Begonia House Location: Machattie Park, bordered by Keppel, George, William & Russell Streets Time: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm; weekends & public holidays 11.00am to 3.00pm; closed Good Friday Cost: Free Active & Outdoors Contact: 6333 6285 (office hours) Begonia House, opened in 1936, was the last large structure to be built in Machattie Park. The first begonia tubers are believed to have been a gift from Ballarat Council. Current plant stock includes descendants of stock from Blackmore and Langdon in Bath, England. The begonias flower between February and May but the best time to view them is in mid-March when they are at their peak.

Detour Adventures Location: Bathurst and surrounding areas Time: 7 days a week Cost: Refer to website Contact: 1300 433 868 Website: detouradventures.com.au

Active & Outdoors

Sit back and enjoy the adventure in the comfort of a spacious four wheel drive catering for groups of up to seven guests. Lunch can be provided on the tour; a stop at a country pub can be arranged or bring your own. A wide range of tours cater for all levels of adventure or a tour can be tailored to meet your needs. Tag along tours can also be arranged.

Jenolan Caves Location: Time: Contact: Website:

Jenolan Caves via Oberon Various 1300 763 311 – bookings essential jenolancaves.org.au

Active & Outdoors

Awe-inspiring caverns and amazing limestone formations make these caves a ‘must see’ experience. Informative guides will show you through your choice of 10 show caves catering for all levels of fitness and age groups. While in the area enjoy a wander along the scenic bush tracks, take a self-guided tour of the Nettle Cave or pop into the bistro for a bite to eat. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 3


National Motor Racing Museum Location: Murray’s Corner, Mount Panorama Time: Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 4.30pm Cost: Adult $15; concession $10; secondary student $9; primary student $7; under 5 free; family $33 Contact: 6332 1872 Website: nmrm.com.au

History

Alongside the motor racing circuit you’ll learn about the history, personalities and achievements of Australian motor sport including speedway, solar, drag, rallying, open wheeler and of course touring cars. Of special interest is the history of motorcycle racing.

Mount Panorama Time: Open every day outside race time Website: mount-panorama.com.au

Active & Outdoors

For most of the year this scenic drive is a public road where visitors can drive a lap or two while paying attention to the two way traffic and 60kmh speed limit. For some it’s a rush for others it’s a pilgrimage.

Simmo’s Offroad Tours - Winery Tours - Scenic 4WD Tours - Camping Adventures Location: Bathurst and surrounding areas Time: Various Cost: Refer to website Contact: 0415 641 343 Website: simmosoffroadtours.com

Active & Outdoors

Simmo’s operates daily, offering fun and exciting eco-certified 4WD tours across the Central West. Tours include winery, scenic 4WD, fishing, gold panning, 4WD tagalong and camping adventures. Perfect for couples, families or groups of friends.

The Water Garden at Mayfield Location: Mayfield Garden, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon (11km from Oberon) Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm daily, last entry 3.00pm; closed Good Friday & ANZAC Day Cost: Adult $10; child $5; under 6 free; family $25 Contact: 6336 3131 Active & Outdoors Website: mayfieldgarden.com.au Extending over six acres, this spectacular garden is filled with many amazing man-made features including stone bridges over ponds where carefully selected plants delight the senses. The retail plant nursery and kitchen café showcase the best of the garden’s produce. The Private Garden will be open to visitors from Saturday 16 April to Sunday 1 May.

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Abercrombie Caves (Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve) Location: Goulburn Road, Trunkey Creek Time: Guided tours Saturday & Sunday 2.00pm; self-guided tours Thursday to Monday 9.00am to 4.00pm; open every day during school & public holidays Cost: Varies depending on cave tour Contact: 6368 8603 Active & Outdoors Website: abercrombiecaves.com Apart from seeing the caves where bushrangers hid out in 1830 and the historic miners’ dance floor, there are many other activities to do including bushwalking, fishing, bird watching, photography, fossicking or just relaxing. There’s plenty of room for camping too. The spectacular Grove Creek Falls are close by and worth a visit.

Abercrombie House - Daytime Tours & Self-Guided Tours Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road History Time: Guided tours Saturday & Sunday 11.15am; self-guided tours Wednesday to Friday from 10.30am to 2.30pm; Saturday & Sunday 10.30am to 3.30pm Cost: Adult $15; concession $10; child under 14 $5; family $35 Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Historic Abercrombie House is the finest historic mansion in the region and one of Bathurst’s treasures. Owned and restored by the Morgan family, the Scottish Baronial mansion is their family home and is a must-see for anyone visiting the Bathurst region. Relax in the courtyard coffee shop and browse in the antiques and collectables shop.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 5


Ash’s Speedway Museum Location: 2/10 Bradwardine Road Time: Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 10.00am to 4.00pm; other days by appointment Cost: Adult $10; concession $8; child $5; family $25 History Contact: 0414 240 164 Housing the largest collection of speedway memories in the Southern Hemisphere, this museum features items dating back to the 1920s from Bathurst, Australia, and all over the world. Memorabilia also includes items from local rider ‘Bluey’ Wilkinson who was World Speedway Champion in 1938 and other great stars.

Bathurst District Historical Society Museum Location: East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm; Saturday & Sunday 11.00am to 2.00pm; closed Good Friday Cost: Adult $4; child & concession $2.50; family $8 Contact: 6330 8455 History Website: bathursthistory.org.au The museum houses a collection of over 2000 artefacts including a section of a carved tree that could have marked a Wiradyuri ceremonial site or grave. It is also home to the Bathurst Archives whose extensive family history records are available to research for a small fee.

Cathedral Bells of Bathurst Location: All Saints’ Cathedral, Church Street Time: Every Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Free Contact: 6332 2830

Music & Theatre

Spend an autumn evening in Kings Parade opposite All Saints’ Cathedral listening to the bells as the campanologists practice their ancient art. Visitors are welcome in the bell tower.

Chifley Home and Educational Centre Location: 10 Busby Street Time: Guided tours Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10.00am & 12.00pm Cost: Adult $13; concession $11; child $9; family $34 Contact: 6332 1444 History Website: chifleyhome.org.au The only marital home of Australia’s 16th Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife Elizabeth is open for guided tours at set times. Original household furnishings and personal belongings are on display as well as gifts that were presented to Ben Chifley during his time in office. The Education Centre next door features changing exhibitions and additional displays.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 6


Family History Group Location: Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street Time: Tuesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm Contact: 6337 4161 & 6331 1782 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Members of the Family History Group are available at Bathurst Library every Tuesday to personally guide you in your family research.

History Hill Location: 3458 Bathurst Road, Hill End Time: Weekends, school & public holidays 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $10; child $7; under 6 free Contact: 6337 8222 History Website: historyhill.com.au See this huge collection of rare and unusual artefacts from the gold rush with everything from gold scales and household items to Chinese relics and a full size replica of the Holtermann nugget, the largest nugget of gold ever found. A selfguided tour with site map is available so you can explore the venue whenever the gates are open.

Italian Varietal Wine Tastings at Vale Creek Winery Location: 438 Cow Flat Road, Cow Flat Time: Saturday 12.30pm to 4.30pm; Sunday & public holidays 10.30am to 4.30pm Contact: 6337 2011 Website: valecreek.com.au

FOOD & Wine

Vale Creek produces exciting Italian varietals such as Barbera, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Arneis, Pinot Grigio and Moscato. Visit the cellar door and enjoy wine tasting with Liz and Tony. It’s the perfect setting, just a pleasant 15 minute drive from Bathurst.

Miss Traill’s House and Garden Location: 321 Russell Street Time: Saturday, Sunday & public holidays tours between 12.00pm and 3.30pm; closed Good Friday Cost: Adult $10; concession $8; child $6; family $26 Contact: 6332 4232 History Website: nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/MissTraillsHouse Originally built in 1845 the house reflects family life in Bathurst’s early days. Miss Ida Traill bought the house in 1931 bringing with her a valuable collection of family mementos dating back to early settlement. Upon her death in 1976 the house and its contents were bequeathed to the National Trust. Tours take place most weekends. Last tour 3.00pm.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 7


Old Government Cottage Location: 16 Stanley Street Time: Sunday 12.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $3; concession & child $1 Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au

History

Possibly one of the oldest buildings still standing in Bathurst, the cottage is believed to have been constructed somewhere between 1817 and 1850. The single storey double brick cottage is located in the oldest part of the city, originally reserved for the Government depot. During Bathurst’s bicentenary in 2015 the garden was restored with historic planting by Bathurst Garden Club.

Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Location: Budden Street, Rockley Time: Sunday 11.30am to 3.30pm; other times by arrangement Cost: Adult $4; under 12 $1; family $10 History Contact: 6337 9381 or 6337 9279 View displays of wonderful treasures from the past, including the unique steam engine, one of five in the world; the history of Toc H branch at the old flour mill and enjoy the story of the beginning of women’s cricket, known as the Rockley Game. All located in the former steam flour mill in the historic village of Rockley.

T.arts Gallery Location: 148 Russell Street Time: Weekdays 10.00am to 5.00pm; Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free entry Contact: 0490 332 699 Art Website: tartsgallery.com Tablelands Artists’ Co-operative Gallery Ltd, also known as T.arts Gallery, is operated by local artists to display, sell and promote their wonderful artwork and artisan creations.

Mayfield Garden The Water Garden, Nursery and Kitchen Café at Mayfield Garden open daily from 9am. Events: Private Garden Autumn Open Days April 16 - May 1 (closed ANZAC Day) Ticket prices & visitor details visit mayfieldgarden.com.au

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FRIDAY 1 MARCH TO SUNDAY 29 MAY Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum Location: Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum, 224 Howick Street Time: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm; Sunday 10.00am to 2.00pm Family Cost: Adult $14; concession $10; child $7; family $30 Contact: 6331 5511 Website somervillecollection.com.au The following exhibition will run to Sunday 29 May: Meet SuperCroc (Sarchosuchus Imperator), ‘flesh crocodile emperor’. This 11 metre, 9,000 kg replica was the largest known crocodilian to ever roam the earth, a 110 million year old ancient African monster.

TUESDAY 1 TO SUNDAY 6 MARCH BMX National Championships 2016 Location: Bathurst Bike Park, 378 College Road Time: Refer to website Cost: Free entry for spectators Website: bmxaustralia.com.au

Active & Outdoors

Bathurst will host the 35th BMX National Championships at the newly constructed Bathurst Supercross Track. Racing will run from Tuesday 1 March through to Sunday 6 March with 69 classes of racing and participants ranging from 2 years to 65+ years.

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SATURDAY 5 MARCH Applique Demonstration Location: Rankin Cottage Crafts, 117 Rankin Street Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6331 7572 Website: rankincottagecrafts.blogspot.com.au

Art

The Rankin Cottage Crafts members will be holding an applique demonstration. Learn how to applique and be shown the many ways it can be used. The members also make and display handcrafted items for sale at the Cottage. Come along and learn.

Macquarie Riverside Markets Location: Berry Park, Lions Club Drive Time: 8.00am to 1.00pm markets/fetes/fairs Cost: Free Contact: 6337 1203 Website: facebook.com/RiversideMarketsBathurst Come and explore the stalls under the trees beside the Macquarie River, with a playground for the kids and the Lions Club BBQ offering drinks and hot food. A wide range of interesting stalls including old books, tools, jewellery, new and recycled clothing, garden ornaments, candles, honey and much more.

Lower Havannah Street – Its History and People Location: Meet at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 11am Cost: Free – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre - 6332 1444 Walk with us along lower Havannah Street and learn about its history and the people who lived there. Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion of the tour. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Sunset Wine & Cheese @ Mount Panorama Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

151 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama 5.00pm $25 – bookings essential 0417 216 648 mountpanoramaestate.com.au

FOOD & Wine

Located in the heart of the iconic race circuit is Mount Panorama Estate. The 14 acre property not only boasts a great display of cool climate vines, but also views overlooking Bathurst and the Blue Mountains. Join us for sunset wine and cheese with background music. Enjoy cool climate wines at one of the most reputable locations in Bathurst.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 10


SATURDAY 5 & SUNDAY 6 MARCH Bathurst Arts Trail Location: Various - map available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Free entry Art Contact: 6368 1182 Website: bathurstartstrail.com Painters, potters, glass artists, sculptors and printmakers showcase their talents in town and country studios and galleries. Look for the golden Bali flags that indicate artists’ locations. Check availability of artists on website or at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre before visiting. Many artists are open other times; just phone ahead.

Letterpress Printing and Type Sales Location: 4 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: $30 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0421 871 348 Website: willamer.com.au

Art

This is a safe introduction to the ‘real world’ of communication, pre-computer. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to experience letterpress printing. William represents the last generation to be trained in this art. Seriously, think letterpress 101.2. Purchase a take home souvenir type.

NSW Hillclimb Championships Round 1 & 2 Location: The Esses, Mount Panorama Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm Cost: Free entry for spectators Contact: 0408 659 862 Website: blcc.com.au

Active & Outdoors

Bathurst Light Car Club will be conducting rounds 1 & 2 of the NSW Hillclimb Championships. See some of the fastest hillclimb cars in Australia racing one at a time against the clock. Competitors from around Australia will converge at Mount Panorama for this great event. Spectator access at McPhillamy Park.

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SATURDAY 5 & SUNDAY 6 MARCH Turon Technology Museum Location: 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $8; under 12 free; family $24 Contact: 6358 8434 Website: turontechnologymuseum.com

History

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950 illustrating the technology behind these power sources. Take a guided tour around the exhibits, then wander at your leisure. Please phone before heading out.

SUNDAY 6 MARCH Clean Up Australia Day

Location: Various Family Cost: Free Contact: Bathurst Regional Council 6333 6111 or cleanup@cleanup.com.au Website: cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

Clean Up Australia Day is a simple way you can take action to clean up, fix up and conserve our prized Australian environment. Register via website.

History Mystery Tour Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 1.00pm Cost: $10 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0408 084 450 Website: bathursthistory.org.au

History

Back by popular demand the History Mystery Tour will take you on a new route with new mysteries to solve, leading you to your final destination. Board the coach and explore the unknown history of Bathurst, hear stories from yesteryear and finish off the day with afternoon tea at our mystery location. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Perthville Convent Heritage Centre Location: St Joseph’s Convent History Tenison Woods Avenue, Perthville Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm Cost: $15 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue 6332 1444 Contact: 6337 2420 Join the Sisters on a guided tour of the Perthville Convent Heritage Centre. A new exhibition tells the story of the arrival of the Sisters at St Joseph’s in 1872 and of their co-founders Saint Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. Stroll around the chapel and cemetery before enjoying afternoon tea of homemade soup and rolls in the dining room.

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 12


SUNDAY 6 MARCH Spirit of Bathurst Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 7.30pm Cost: Adult $10; concession $5 – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Get into the spirit of things as you hear of some past hauntings of Bathurst with this light hearted look at our dark side. This one hour tour hosted by the Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. is suitable for the young and the young at heart. All aboard the Spirit of Bathurst Ghost tour!

WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH Stories Carved in Stone – Town Square Foundations Location: Meet at Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 2.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6331 4951

History

Foundation stones offer interesting insights into the people and times when buildings were being constructed. On this walking tour you will visit a number of foundation stones, hear their stories and meet a general, a colonial minister, a prime minister, a bishop or two, plus prominent local citizens. Easy access, short walk.

THURSDAY 10 TO MONDAY 14 MARCH Festival of Bells Location: All Saints’ Cathedral Bell Tower, Church Street Time: 9.30am to 6.00pm Cost: Free Music & Theatre Contact: 6332 2830 Website: bathurstbellringers.org.au The Festival of Bells marks the annual general meeting of members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Bell Ringers. Over a hundred bell ringers from all over the world are expected to gather for the five day event. During the festival enjoy the ringing of the bells in the hosting bell towers. Ask for entry into the bell tower.

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FRIDAY 11 MARCH Abercrombie House Friday Night Jazz

Music & Theatre

Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 8.30pm Cost: $45 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Join us for a cosy, intimate night of jazz in the heritage ballroom Jazz Café featuring some of Bathurst’s best jazz musicians. Ticket cost includes cheese and fruit platters plus a complimentary glass of wine, tea and coffee.

The Badloves Location: Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street Time: 8.00pm Cost: Member $30; non-member $35 Contact: 6333 2999 Website: bathurstrsl.com.au

Music & Theatre

The Badloves are part of Australian music history, becoming a household name and influencing a generation of musicians and music lovers. Enjoy hits like Lost, Memphis, I Remember, The Weight and Green Limousine.

SATURDAY 12 MARCH Back to Sofala School Location: Sofala Public School, Turon Terrace, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free entry Contact: 6337 7085

History

Come and see Sofala Public School! The school is showcasing its history with a photo display and old class rolls dating from 1937. There will be school tours, games and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Bathurst Base Hospital Auxiliary Annual Fete Location: Bathurst Base Hospital Grounds, Howick Street Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm Cost: Free entry markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 6331 4874 Handicrafts, delicious cakes, fresh produce, gifts and a white elephant stall, as well as morning tea, BBQ and drinks will be available. All money raised goes to purchase medical equipment for the hospital.

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SATURDAY 12 MARCH Bathurst Panorama Chorus Annual Luncheon & Craft Display Location: Yetholme Community Hall, Porters Lane, Yetholme Time: 12.00pm Cost: Adult $25; child under 12 $12 – bookings essential Contact: 6331 8378

Family

Enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon, a display of handicrafts and entertainment by Bathurst’s own internationally renowned Panorama Chorus. Bookings close Saturday 5 March.

Official Opening of the Tim Richards Pavilion Location: Main Oval, The Scots School, 4173 O’Connell Road Time: 4.00pm Cost: Free Special Event Contact: 6331 2766 Website: scots.nsw.edu.au The Scots School is proud to celebrate the opening of the Tim Richards Pavilion. This pavilion will provide amenities to the main oval for sporting and other events. It also has room to cater for student classes, group chapel services, functions and meetings for other groups in the school and the community. The naming of the building commemorates the late Mr Tim Richards, who served the School with distinction from 1980-2011, being Headmaster from 2008-2010. Afternoon tea will be served after the ceremony.

Taste of Bathurst Location: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery forecourt, 70-78 Keppel Street Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free FOOD & Wine Contact: 0418 336 738 Website: winesofbathurst.com.au Join us for a showcase of local wines and foods. Local vineyards will be celebrating harvest and their 2014 vintage releases, for tasting and sales. Come and sample local breads, jams, preserves, flowers, condiments, brewery products and lots more 2795 has to offer. Sip, sample and savour our locally produced products.

The Scots School Turns 70 Family Location: ‘Karralee’, The Scots School, 4173 O’Connell Road Time: 6.30pm to 11.30pm Cost: $60 per person – tickets available at stickytickets.com.au/30092 Contact: 6331 2766 Website: scots.nsw.edu.au

To celebrate 70 years since The Scots School Bathurst was founded enjoy a formal garden party in the garden beside ‘Karralee’. The Parents and Friends Association will combine with the Old Boys’ and Girls’ Association for an evening of dancing, memories and friendship. Finger food will be served and drinks can be purchased. The Scots School Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers will perform during the night and a display of archive material will be on show. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 15


SATURDAY 12 MARCH Willie & Roy – The Legends Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 8.00pm Cost: From $45 Music & Theatre Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au John Robertson as Willie Nelson and Mark Shelley as Roy Orbison perform the world’s best characterisations of Willie & Roy. Their appearance, voices, manner and ‘spirit’ of Willie and Roy are uncanny.

SATURDAY 12 & SUNDAY 13 MARCH Bathurst Autofest Location: Mount Panorama, Bathurst Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm Cost: Refer to website Contact: 0417 511 557 Website: autofest.com.au

Active & Outdoors

The Mountain is set to rock again in 2016 when Bathurst Autofest returns to the world renowned Mount Panorama racing circuit. This performance car festival includes all the high octane action such as Heads Up, Side by Side, Go To Whoa, Dyno Shootout, Super Sprints and the almighty Burnout Showdown.

Bathurst & District Relay For Life 2016 Location: All Saints’ College, 70 Eglinton Road Time: 1.45pm Saturday 12 to 9.00am Sunday 13 March Cost: $20 Special Event Contact: 6392 0800 Website: relayforlife.org.au Relay For Life is a fun, outdoor, overnight fundraising event that brings the community of Bathurst together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have battled cancer. Teams take turns to walk or run around a track while enjoying entertainment, activities and moving ceremonies.

Introduction to Permaculture Location: Rahamim Ecology Centre, 34 Busby Street Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm Cost: $395 Contact: 6332 9950 Active & Outdoors Website: rahamim.org.au Gardeners from beginners to experienced enthusiasts are invited to attend a weekend course in permaculture tailored for the particular conditions of the Bathurst region. Greg Meyer, president of Permaculture Sydney West will facilitate the course. Topics include an introduction to permaculture, soil, fertilisers, mulch, plants, seeds and year-round food production. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 16


SATURDAY 12 & SUNDAY 13 MARCH Rebellion on the Turon Location: Denison Street, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6337 7587

History

Be part of the 1853 Turon Rebellion re-enactment and tremble through a weekend complete with cannons, floggings, shootings and duels, market stalls, exhibitions and more. At any time bushrangers may stick you up for your gold (coin).

SUNDAY 13 MARCH A Blind Date with Film Location: Walshaw Hall, Church Street Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm Cost: Free; supper $5 Contact: 6331 4711 Website: allsaintscathedralbathurst.com.au

Music & Theatre

Join us for a movie and munchies while chilling out for the evening. Turn up and be surprised by the film showing.

A Settlers Cottage Accommodation Tour Location: 140 - 144 Keppel Street Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: 0412 028 717 Website: asettlerscottage.com.au

History

Visit three charming semi-detached workers’ cottages from the late 1800s. For many years they have been run as an accommodation business and have become a popular heritage stay for visitors. Browse or take a tour of these heritage homes in the historic Keppel Street precinct. View a local history photographic exhibition.

An Afternoon of Chamber Music @ Abercrombie House Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Music & Theatre Time: 3.00pm Cost: Adult $30; concession $25; school students free – bookings essential. Contact: 6331 6622 Mitchell Conservatorium and Abercrombie House presents ‘Thoroughbass’ featuring Michael Tsalka, Diana Weston and Monika Kornel performing music written for two harpsichords by Vivaldi, Handel, Ann Carr-Boyd and others.

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SUNDAY 13 MARCH Antique Valuation Day Location: King’s Antiques, 151-153 George Street Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm Cost: $5 donation for two items Contact: 0417 785 495 Website: kingsantiques.com.au

History

With over 40 years experience in the antique trade, English auctioneer and valuer Martin King will donate his time and expertise to discuss and evaluate treasures. All proceeds will be donated to Daffodil Cottage.

Bathurst Cemetery Wander Location: Meet at Dean Street entrance to Bathurst Cemetery Time: 10.00am Cost: $5 – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Join us on this two hour wander around the Bathurst general cemetery, exploring the history and lives of past Bathurst residents. Enjoy a delicious morning tea supplied by the Family History Group. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Bathurst Seasonal Showground Markets Location: Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue Time: 9.00am to 3.00pm Cost: Free entry markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 6331 3175 Come and enjoy this local market and help support local producers, artisans, craftspeople, businesses and community organisations.

Brucedale Twilight Concert Location: Brucedale Homestead Music & Theatre 1361 Sofala Road, Peel Time: Gates open 4.00pm for the concert starting at 5.00pm Cost: Adult $15; concession $10; child 5-16 $5; family $40 Contact: 6331 2770 This annual concert will feature a local concert band and selected musical performances and jazz by Dale Tuckey and friends. Bring a picnic, rug or cushion and enjoy the beautiful venue. Tea and coffee available.

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SUNDAY 13 MARCH St Stanislaus’ P&F Autumn Fair Location: St Stanislaus’ College, Cnr Brilliant & Bentinck Streets Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm Cost: Free markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 6331 4177 The Stannies’ P&F Autumn Fair provides you with the opportunity to join the community and celebrate time together. With a vast array of stalls catering to everyone’s needs and tastes, it’s a great time to enjoy some fun with the kids, heaps of entertainment, games and displays. Grab a bargain at the white elephant stall or get some organisation into the garden with the numerous plant stalls. Home cooked food available. We look forward to seeing you.

The Lives of the Women of the Bathurst Female Factory Location: Stanley Street Sport Complex, 8 Stanley Street Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: $10 per person Contact: 0467 461 420 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Understand how the convict women who were sent to Bathurst‘s female factory lived, loved and contributed to Bathurst. A feature of the presentation will be a static display of bonnets, convict clothing and items. A convict afternoon tea will be served.

The Scots School Highland Gathering Location: The Scots School, 4173 O’Connell Road Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: $2 per person Contact: 6331 2766 Website: scots.nsw.edu.au

Family

This iconic event attracts over 2000 people and brings a taste of Scotland to Bathurst. See pipe bands from NSW compete, enjoy equestrian show jumping, highland dancing, Scottish heritage and a range of commercial stalls. Carnival rides and free activities for the kids make it a great day out.

A DELIGHTFUL SPOT Follow the trail and discover the area where the early settlement of Bathurst took place from 1815 to 1840.

Pick up a brochure from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre at 1 Kendall Avenue

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WEDNESDAY 16 TO SATURDAY 26 MARCH Alabar Gold Crown Carnival Location: Group 1 Feeds Paceway 169 College Road Active & Outdoors Time: Race meetings 6.00pm to 10.00pm Cost: Adult $10; pensioner $5; child under 16 free Contact: 6333 5000 Website: goldcrown.com.au In its 30th year, the Alabar Gold Crown Carnival is a feature of the harness racing calendar. The 10 day carnival includes great juvenile racing for 2 and 3yr old horses with a total of $140,000 prize money on offer. Enjoy the many social events including the Honouree Dinner, Calcutta, Ladies Night Marquee, cocktail party, final night marquee and yearling sale. Come along and enjoy all the excitement of harness racing.

FRIDAY 18 MARCH That Fabulous 60s & 70s Show Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street Music & Theatre Time: 8.00pm Cost: Adult $66; student & BMEC supporters $63 Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au InTribute Entertainment is proud to present their new double show featuring musical tributes to two of the most popular musical groups of the 60s and 70s. Firstly, The Carpenters show entitled ‘Yesterday Once More’, and secondly, The Mamas and The Papas show entitled ‘Mamapapamagic’.

FRIDAY 18 MARCH TO FRIDAY 1 APRIL March Invitational Exhibition Location: T.arts Gallery, 148 Russell Street Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm; closed Sunday Cost: Free Contact: 0490 332 699 Website: tartsgallery.com

Art

Artists from the Bathurst region will be exhibiting their works in this annual two week event at T.arts Gallery. Everyone is welcome to view this fabulous collection of works by potters, painters and printmakers.

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SATURDAY 19 MARCH Bathurst RSL Museum Memorial Walk Location: Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free Contact: 6333 2999 Website: bathurstrsl.com.au

History

Since 1977 Bathurst RSL Sub Branch has received donations of service-related memorabilia from the Boer War to Afghanistan. Through a guided tour explore the items on display and learn about their relationship to the people who owned them and to Bathurst itself. Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Co-op Harvest Festival Location: Macquarie Plaza, 49 William Street Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm Cost: Free entry Contact: 6332 1545 Website: bathurstwholefood.org

markets/fetes/fairs

A seasonal bounty of local produce, live music, tastings and food stalls. Come and be a part of the growing Bathurst Wholefood Co-op community.

Earth Hour Pedal Power Movie Screening with Woodfired Pizza Location: Rahamim Ecology Centre, 34 Busby Street Time: 6.00pm Cost: Adult $20; under 12 $10 Contact: 6332 9950 Website: rahamim.org.au

Family

Join us for an ecological film event! Your ticket price includes wood-fired pizza served in the garden and entry to the film.

SATURDAY 19 & SUNDAY 20 MARCH Letterpress Printing and Type Sales Location: 4 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: $30 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0421 871 348 Website: willamer.com.au

Art

This is a safe introduction to the ‘real world’ of communication, pre-computer. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to experience letterpress printing. William represents the last generation to be trained in this art. Seriously, think letterpress 101.2. Purchase a take home souvenir type.

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SATURDAY 19 & SUNDAY 20 MARCH Turon Technology Museum Location: 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $8; under 12 free; family $24 Contact: 6358 8434 Website: turontechnologymuseum.com

History

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950 illustrating the technology behind these power sources. Take a guided tour around the exhibits, then wander at your leisure. Please phone before heading out.

SUNDAY 20 MARCH An Afternoon of Chamber Music @ Abercrombie House Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 3.00pm Cost: Adult $30; concession $25; school students free – bookings essential. Music & Theatre Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au The Mitchell Quartet performs Beethoven, Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich in a celebration of chamber music for string quartet.

Art in the Park Location: Cnr River Road and Stephen’s Lane (banks of the Macquarie River) Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 0428 311 534

Art

Draw, paint or just relax under the trees by the banks of the Macquarie River. A demonstration and informal instructions will be available on the day. Children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult. BYO materials.

Bathurst Light Car Club - Khanacross Location: The Quarry on College Road Time: 8.00am to 5.00pm Cost: Free entry for spectators Contact: 0408 659 862 Website: blcc.com.au

Active & Outdoors

The Khanacross is an expanded motorkhana, with tracks up to 1500 metres long, usually with no stopping or reversing but lots of 90° corners. This popular event allows drivers to learn more advanced driving techniques.

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SUNDAY 20 MARCH Long Swamp – Connections to Trunkey Creek Location: Meet at Trunkey Creek rest area on Arthur Street, Trunkey Creek Time: 1.00pm Cost: $5 per person – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au Located 56kms south of Bathurst, Trunkey Creek is steeped in history and has had a few name changes. With a diverse history ranging from the gold rush of 1868 to bushrangers roaming the area, there are many stories to be told. Join us for this two hour tour as we explore both Trunkey Creek and the Long Swamp Cemetery.

Melanoma March Bathurst Location: Bicentennial Park Special Event Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm Cost: Adult $30; child 6 - 17 $15; under 5 free; family $80 Contact: 0415 983 542 Website: melanomamarch.org.au Melanoma March is a wonderful family and community event where participants walk, march and parade along a short course to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research. It is a fun family day out with loads of entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy. It is hoped vital funds will be raised with your help moving a step closer to finding a cure.

FRIDAY 25, SATURDAY 26 & SUNDAY 27 MARCH (EASTER) Bathurst Motor Festival Location: Mount Panorama Time: Refer to website Cost: Refer to website Contact: 07 3315 2499 Website: bathurstmotorfestival.com.au

Active & Outdoors

The 2016 Bathurst Motor Festival will incorporate the inaugural Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour race for production cars. The race has attracted significant interest from competitors across Australia and New Zealand, with over 50 entries competing on Easter Sunday.

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FRIDAY 25 TO MONDAY 28 MARCH (EASTER) Sofala Markets Location: Sofala Memorial Hall markets/fetes/fairs Denison Street, Sofala Time: Friday to Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm; Monday 9.00am to 1.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6337 7188 Come along to the Sofala Markets held every Easter and grab a bargain at a variety of stalls including clothing, jam, bric-a-brac and pre-loved items. You may find what you are looking for in Sofala.

SATURDAY 26 MARCH (EASTER) Bathurst Farmers’ Markets Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue 8.00am to 12.00pm Gold coin donation markets/fetes/fairs 0409 924 182 bathurstfarmersmarket.com.au

Shop for the freshest seasonal produce the region has to offer. Enjoy a gourmet BLT and a locally roasted coffee for breakfast or try a taste of the Wines of Bathurst. Proceeds support projects sponsored by the Lions Club of Bathurst.

SUNDAY 27 MARCH (EASTER) Abercrombie House Afternoon High Tea Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 2.30pm Cost: Adult $49; concession $45; child under 14 $25 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 FOOD & Wine Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Our popular traditional afternoon tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, tasting plates, varieties of leaf tea, plunger coffee, elegant live classical Celtic harp music and a complimentary glass of champagne. Main rooms and gardens are open to explore. This is an outstanding afternoon of elegance and style.

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High Tea at Rockley Bank Tea Rooms Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

Buddens Guesthouse, 18 Budden Street, Rockley 2.00pm to 4.00pm $30.00 per person - bookings essential FOOD & Wine 6337 9279 buddens.com.au

Enjoy a few hours dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. Join us for extravagant high tea in the former historic Rockley Bank, built in 1872. Choose your location from the old banking chamber, front verandah, the loft or the stables, the 1858 marble summer house or the candlelit cellars. Delicacies will include delicious bite size morsels, irresistible, elegant mouthfuls of flavour in sandwiches, scones, pastries and much more.

SUNDAY 27 MARCH (EASTER) Kurremi Garden Railway Location: Turon Technology Museum, 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm; other times by appointment Cost: Adult $5; child under 12 free Contact: 6358 8434 Website: kurremigardenrailway.com.au

Family

See the state of the art model railway with a 170 metre rail track that comes complete with model locomotives and steam engines including the well-known model Santa Fe Express.

My Block – A walk and talk around a Bathurst block Location: Meet on the corner of William & Piper Streets Time: 10.00am Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444

History

Ever wondered what has happened on the block where you live? Well the ‘My Block Tours’ are the start to unravelling the history of your front yard. This 1.5 hour tour will take you around Block 32, encompassing William, Lambert, George and Piper Streets. On this enjoyable tour you will learn about Bathurst architecture and hear stories about the characters, entrepreneurs and residents who were associated with the block. Bring a hat, bottle of water and wear sensible walking shoes.

Tarana Community Farmers’ Markets Location: Fire Shed, just down from the Tarana Hotel, Tarana Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 6337 5867 Enjoy local produce and help support your local farmers and producers. Connect with your food and its growers.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – MONDAY 11 to SUNDAY 24 APRIL HERITAGE WEEK - SATURDAY 30 APRIL TO SUNDAY 1 MAY FRIDAY 1 APRIL TO SUNDAY 8 MAY Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) Location: 70-78 Keppel Street Time: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm; Sunday and most public holidays 11.00am to 2.00pm; closed Monday Cost: Free entry Art Contact: 6333 6555 Website: bathurstart.com.au The following exhibition will run to 8 May: Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World - Rosemary Valadon is an award-winning Australian artist, now based in the historic town of Hill End. In the tradition of Grace Cossington Smith and Margaret Preston, she has reinterpreted a distinctly Australian femininity and domestic aesthetic. Valadon’s work celebrates femininity and sensuality. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition.

FRIDAY 1 APRIL An Evening of Chamber Music @ Abercrombie House Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm Cost: Adult $40; concession $30; school student $10 – bookings essential Contact: 6331 4929 Music & Theatre Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Join the acclaimed Acacia Quartet with renowned Dutch violist Emile Cantor as they present a program of viola quintets featuring a world premiere of Lyle Chan’s string quintet, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ magical Phantasy Quintet & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s much loved chamber work String Quintet in C Major, K515. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 26


FRIDAY 1 APRIL Love Will Lead the Way Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 7.00pm Cost: From $59 Music & Theatre Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au Mark Vincent, Australia’s most loved 22 year old is bringing his stunning new show to Bathurst. In this concert, Mark continues to grace the world with his dulcet tones showcasing old school classics.

FRIDAY 1 TO SUNDAY 10 APRIL Seniors Festival 2016 Location: Various Time: TBA Cost: TBA Contact: 6333 6146 Website: bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Special Event

NSW Seniors Week Festival is your time to shine. With hundreds of events and special offers, there’s something new for everyone to try, from art, music, entertainment and technology, to sport, recreation, health and good nutrition. There’s a wealth of experiences to help stimulate your mind, reinvigorate your body and enrich your life.

SATURDAY 2 APRIL An Evening of Chamber Music @ Abercrombie House Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm Cost: Adult $30; concession $25; school student free – bookings essential Contact: 6331 4929 Music & Theatre Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Two rising opera stars Jessica Harper (soprano) and Blake Parham (tenor) present Songs of Love & Loss with Josephine Flores Tam (piano). This concert is an exploration of romantic German song and poetry through works by Robert Schumann & W A Mozart.

Autumn Fair & Teapot Display Location: All Saints Cathedral 3 Church Street markets/fetes/fairs Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Gold coin donation for teapot display Contact: 6331 4711 Website: allsaintscathedralbathurst.com.au Come to the fair! Enjoy a quirky and eclectic display of old and contemporary teapots. Wander the cake stalls and stop for a cup of tea and sweet delicacies. A wonderful way to spend the day. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 27


SATURDAY 2 APRIL Crochet Demonstration Location: Rankin Cottage Crafts, 117 Rankin Street Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6331 7572 Website: rankincottagecrafts.blogspot.com.au

Art

The Rankin Cottage Crafts members will be holding a crochet demonstration. Learn how to crochet and be shown the many ways it can be used. The members also make and display handcrafted items for sale at the cottage. Come along and learn.

Macquarie Riverside Markets Location: Berry Park, Lions Club Drive Time: 8.00am to 1.00pm markets/fetes/fairs Cost: Free Contact: 6337 1203 Website: facebook.com/RiversideMarketsBathurst Come and explore the stalls under the trees beside the Macquarie River, with a playground for the kids and the Lions Club BBQ offering drinks and hot food. A wide range of interesting stalls including old books, tools, jewellery, new and recycled clothing, garden ornaments, candles, honey and much more.

Lower Havannah Street – Its History and People Location: Meet at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 11am Cost: Free – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre - 6332 1444 Walk with us along lower Havannah Street and learn about its history and the people who lived there. Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion of the tour. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Sunset Wine & Cheese @ Mount Panorama Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

151 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama 5.00pm $25 – bookings essential 0417 216 648 mountpanoramaestate.com.au

FOOD & Wine

Located in the heart of the iconic race circuit is Mount Panorama Estate. The 14 acre property not only boasts a great display of cool climate vines, but also views overlooking Bathurst and the Blue Mountains. Join us for sunset wine and cheese with background music. Enjoy cool climate wines at one of the most reputable locations in Bathurst.

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SATURDAY 2 & SUNDAY 3 APRIL Bathurst Arts Trail Location: Various - map available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Free entry Art Contact: 6368 1182 Website: bathurstartstrail.com Painters, potters, glass artists, sculptors and printmakers showcase their talents in town and country studios and galleries. Look for the golden Bali flags that indicate artists’ locations. Check availability of artists on website or at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre before visiting. Many artists are open other times; just phone ahead.

Letterpress Printing and Type Sales Location: 4 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: $30 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0421 871 348 Website: willamer.com.au

Art

This is a safe introduction to the ‘real world’ of communication, pre-computer. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to experience letterpress printing. William represents the last generation to be trained in this art. Seriously, think letterpress 101.2. Purchase a take home souvenir type.

SUNDAY 3 APRIL Abercrombie House Afternoon High Tea Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 2.30pm Cost: Adult $49; concession $45; child under 14 $25 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 FOOD & Wine Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Our popular traditional afternoon tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, tasting plates, varieties of leaf tea, plunger coffee, elegant live classical Celtic harp music and a complimentary glass of champagne. Main rooms and gardens are open to explore. This is an outstanding afternoon of elegance and style.

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SUNDAY 3 APRIL Bathurst Light Car Club - Motorkhana Location: The Quarry on College Road Time: 8.00am to 5.00pm Cost: Free entry for spectators Contact: 0408 659 862 Website: blcc.com.au

Active & Outdoors

The motorkhana is a timed event conducted over a prescribed course on flat ground through a series of cones and bollards. It’s designed and focused on introducing people, as young as 12 (in the company of their parents) to come and join the club and get involved in learning car handling skills in a controlled environment.

History Mystery Tour Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 1.00pm Cost: $10 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0408 084 450 Website: bathursthistory.org.au

History

Back by popular demand the History Mystery Tour will take you on a new route with new mysteries to solve, leading you to your final destination. Board the coach and explore the unknown history of Bathurst, hear stories from yesteryear and finish off the day with afternoon tea at our mystery location. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Spirit of Bathurst Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 7.30pm Cost: Adult $10; concession $5 – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Get into the spirit of things as you hear of some past hauntings of Bathurst with this light hearted look at our dark side. This one hour tour hosted by the Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. is suitable for the young and the young at heart. All aboard the Spirit of Bathurst Ghost tour!

Jazz in the Vines with Toby Hall Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

Vale Creek Wines Cellar Door, 438 Cow Flat Road, Cow Flat 2.00pm to 4.00pm $30 – bookings essential Music & Theatre 6337 2011 valecreek.com.au

Toby Hall was born in Bathurst and started his musical career here becoming one of Australia’s leading jazz drummers. Toby frequently returns to Bathurst and brings with him some of the outstanding musicians he regularly plays with, to the delight of Bathurst jazz aficionados. Wine and antipasto plates are available for purchase. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 30


WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL Machattie Park – Myth & Majesty Location: Meet at the Machattie Park gate on the corner of Russell and George Streets Time: 10.30am History Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Explore Machattie Park and discover how the park was transformed from town gaol to a tranquil haven. Dispel popular held myths and hear the stories behind the structures, ornaments, majestic trees and many memorials dedicated to pioneers of the Bathurst district. Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

THURSDAY 7 APRIL A Display of Royal Family Memorabilia Location: Miss Traill’s House & Garden, 321 Russell Street Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm Cost: Seniors free Contact: 6332 4232 Website: nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/MissTraillsHouse

History

Royal family memorabilia collected over many years by a local resident will be on display. Items include cups and saucers, mugs, plates, glasses, thimbles and books. There are also letters from various members of the royal family written in response to letters and cards sent to them. This exhibition forms part of the Bathurst Regional Council’s Seniors’ Week activities and seniors’ entry is free if they obtain their tickets from Council.

FRIDAY 8 APRIL Abercrombie House Friday Night Jazz

Music & Theatre

Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 8.30pm Cost: $45 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Join us for a cosy, intimate night of jazz in the heritage ballroom Jazz Café featuring some of Bathurst’s best jazz musicians. Ticket cost includes cheese and fruit platters plus a complimentary glass of wine, tea and coffee.

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FRIDAY 8 APRIL

Special Event

Ross Noble – Brain Dump

Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 8.00pm Cost: From $42.90 Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au Everybody’s favourite randomist is back! And as always he has a lot of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out. Come and be part of this truly unique stand up experience. Join him as audience and performer come together for a massive brain dump.

FRIDAY 8, SATURDAY 9 & SUNDAY 10 APRIL Bathurst Sheep Dog Trials Location: Rockley Sportsground, Rockley Time: 7.00am to 5.30pm Cost: Free entry Contact: 6368 8640

Active & Outdoors

Come and watch competitors put their dogs through their paces over an obstacle course in encourage, novice, improver and open categories. Finals are held at the completion of each round. Refreshments will be available.

Royal Bathurst Show Location: Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue Time: Friday & Saturday 9.00am to 10.00pm; Sunday 9.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Refer to website for costs Contact: 6331 3175 Website: bathurstshow.com.au

Family

Come along to the best show in the west with the largest collection of amusements, attractions, traditional displays and activities. For over 150 years the Royal Bathurst Show has been the biggest event on the local calendar. Bring the family to this great country show.

SATURDAY 9 TO SATURDAY 16 APRIL Autumn School Holiday Horse Riding Camp Location: Jackeroo Ranch at Bingletree Station, Upper Turon Road, Upper Turon Time: Morning & afternoon arrivals Active & Outdoors Contact: 6337 7173 Website: jackerooranch.com.au Riding tuition, trail riding, horsemanship, grooming, saddling, rugging and safety aspects included. If weekly camps are not booked out, guests can come for shorter periods. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 32


SATURDAY 9 & SUNDAY 10 APRIL A Display of Royal Family Memorabilia Location: Miss Traill’s House & Garden, 321 Russell Street Time: 12.00pm to 3.30pm Cost: Seniors free Contact: 6332 4232 Website: nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/MissTraillsHouse

History

Royal family memorabilia collected over many years by a local resident will be on display. Items include cups and saucers, mugs, plates, glasses, thimbles and books. There are also letters from various members of the royal family written in response to letters and cards sent to them. This exhibition forms part of the Bathurst Regional Council’s Seniors’ Week activities and seniors’ entry is free if they obtain their tickets from Council.

nab B2B Cycling Festival Location: nab B2B starts at Carrington Park, Blayney Time: Refer to website for times Cost: Entry fee applies Contact: 6333 6111 Active & Outdoors Website: b2b.asn.au Autumn timing of the B2B means the avenues of poplars and deciduous trees bring an element not experienced in urban rides. With two days of racing on a picturesque, but challenging course in central west New South Wales, riders are able to enjoy the full road closures and $20,500 prize money in the nab B2B Cyclo Sportif Challenge.

Turon Technology Museum Location: 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $8; under 12 free; family $24 Contact: 6358 8434 Website: turontechnologymuseum.com

History

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950 illustrating the technology behind these power sources. Take a guided tour around the exhibits, then wander at your leisure. Please phone before heading out.

Miss Traill's House & Garden An award winning garden An 1845 National Trust property with a colonial collection Tours Sat/Sun/Public Holidays 12 noon to 3.30pm • Ph 6332 4232

www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/MissTraillsHouse Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 33


SUNDAY 10 APRIL Abercrombie House Afternoon High Tea

FOOD & Wine Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 2.30pm Cost: Adult $49; concession $45; child under 14 $25 – bookings essential Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au

Our popular traditional afternoon tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, tasting plates, varieties of leaf tea, plunger coffee, elegant live classical Celtic harp music and a complimentary glass of champagne. Main rooms and gardens are open to explore. This is an outstanding afternoon of elegance and style.

A Blind Date with Film Location: Walshaw Hall, Church Street Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm Cost: Free; supper $5 Contact: 6331 4711 Website: allsaintscathedralbathurst.com.au

Music & Theatre

Join us for a movie and munchies while chilling out for the evening. Turn up and be surprised by the film showing.

A Settlers Cottage Accommodation Tour Location: 140-144 Keppel Street Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: 0412 028 717 Website: asettlerscottage.com.au

History

Visit three charming semi-detached workers’ cottages from the late 1800s. For many years they have been run as an accommodation business and have become a popular heritage stay with visitors. Browse or take a tour of these heritage homes in the historic Keppel Street precinct. View a local history photographic exhibition.

Antique Valuation Day Location: King’s Antiques, 151-153 George Street Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm Cost: $5 donation for two items Contact: 0417 785 495 Website: kingsantiques.com.au

Art

With over 40 years experience in the antique trade, English auctioneer and valuer Martin King will donate his time and expertise to discuss and evaluate treasures. All proceeds will be donated to Daffodil Cottage.

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SUNDAY 10 APRIL Bathurst Cemetery Wander Location: Meet at Dean Street entrance to Bathurst Cemetery Time: 10.00am Cost: $5 – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Join us on this two hour wander around the Bathurst general cemetery, exploring the history and lives of past Bathurst residents. Enjoy a delicious morning tea supplied by the Family History Group. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Hill End Historic Buildings Open Day Location: Hill End Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm Cost: Adult $25; concession $18 Contact: 6337 8306 Website: hillend.org

History

Visit historic Hill End and inspect up to 10 historic buildings including the Presbyterian Church, miners’ cottages, a pottery and court house and the cottages of artists Jean Bellette and Donald Friend. Stroll along Beyer’s Avenue in its autumn splendour.

The Lives of the Women of the Bathurst Female Factory Location: Stanley Street Sport Complex, 8 Stanley Street Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: $10 per person Contact: 0467 461 420 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Understand how the convict women who were sent to Bathurst‘s female factory lived, loved and contributed to Bathurst. A feature of the presentation will be a static display of bonnets, convict clothing and other items. A convict afternoon tea will be served.

visit Abercrombie House A must see heritage treasure. Self explore days, tours & special events.

www.abercrombiehouse.com.au

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MONDAY 11 TO FRIDAY 15 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Bathurst Goldfields Holiday Panning Location: 428 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama Time: Monday to Friday 1.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: Adult & high school student $20; primary student $10; under 5 free; family $50 Contact: 6332 2022 Website: bathurstgoldfields.com.au

Family

As you are guided through the museum displays, see the various methods of mining for gold, the tools and machinery used, from man and horse power through to steam power. At the outdoor museum help operate the authentic machines used during the 1850s. Then head to the blacksmith shop where the guide will create a work of art in steel. Try your hand at panning for the real gold and keep what you find.

PCYC Location: Corner Morrisset & Commonwealth Streets Time: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm Cost: Half day $25; full day $40 - bookings essential Contact: 6331 2191 Active & Outdoors Website: pcycnsw.org/bathurst Lots of fun things to do at the PCYC with gymnastics, laser tag, dancing, indoor and outdoor ball games, dodge ball and rock climbing. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years.

TUESDAY 12 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Stories Carved in Stone – Town Square Foundations Location: Meet at Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 1.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6331 4951

History

Foundation stones offer interesting insights into the people and times when buildings were being constructed. On this walking tour you will visit a number of foundation stones, hear their stories and meet a general, a colonial minister, a prime minister, a bishop or two plus prominent local citizens. Easy access, short walk.

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TUESDAY 12 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Torchlight Tour Location: Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum 224 Howick Street Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Museum entry – adult $14; concession $10; child $8; family $30 – bookings essential Contact: 6331 5511 Website: somervillecollection.com.au

History

Spend an evening locked in the dark with three dinosaurs and a giant 13 metre crocodile! Take a tour of the Sommerville Collection by torchlight.

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Perthville Convent Heritage Centre Location: St Joseph’s Convent Tenison Woods Avenue, Perthville History Time: 9.30am to 11.30am Cost: $15 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue 6332 1444 Contact: 6337 2420 Join the Sisters on a guided tour of the Perthville Convent Heritage Centre. A new exhibition on display tells the story of the arrival of the Sisters at St Joseph’s in 1872 and of their co-founders Saint Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. Stroll around the chapel and cemetery before enjoying morning tea of homemade soup and rolls in the dining room.

WEDNESDAY 13 & THURSDAY 14 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Abercrombie House Kids Night Tours Family Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: All tickets $15 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au

Join us for a torch-light tour of Abercrombie House for kids aged from 7 years. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Bring a torch. Tour concludes with hot chocolate milk and cookies.

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SATURDAY 16 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Bathurst RSL Museum Memorial Walk Location: Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free Contact: 6333 2999 Website: bathurstrsl.com.au

History

Since 1977 Bathurst RSL Sub Branch has been donated service-related memorabilia from the Boer War to Afghanistan. Through a guided tour explore the items on display and learn about their relationship to the people who owned them and to Bathurst itself. Tour lasts 90 minutes.

Crocodile Day Location: Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum, 224 Howick Street Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Museum entry – adult $14; concession $10; child $8; family $30 Contact: 6331 5511 Family Website: somervillecollection.com.au At the Wild Animal Encounters Reptiles of the World display, meet the SuperCroc and see live crocodiles, pythons, alligators and lizards. Learn about the difference between crocodiles and alligators and get up close with the giant exotic Burmese pythons from south-east Asia.

Machattie Park – Myth & Majesty Location: Meet at the Machattie Park gate on the corner of Russell and George Streets Time: 2.30pm History Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Explore Machattie Park and discover how the park was transformed from town gaol to a tranquil haven. Dispel popular held myths and hear the stories behind the structures, ornaments, majestic trees and many memorials dedicated to pioneers of the Bathurst district. Tour last approximately 1.5 hours.

SATURDAY 16 & SUNDAY 17 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Letterpress Printing and Type Sales Location: 4 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: $30 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0421 871 348 Website: willamer.com.au

Art

This is a safe introduction to the ‘real world’ of communication, pre-computer. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to experience letterpress printing. William represents the last generation to be trained in this art. Seriously, think letterpress 101.2. Purchase a take home souvenir type. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 38


SATURDAY 16 APRIL TO SUNDAY 1 MAY (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Mayfield Garden Autumn Open Days Location: Mayfield Garden, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon (11km from Oberon) Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm; closed ANZAC Day Cost: $25 Contact: 6336 3131 Active & Outdoors Website: mayfieldgarden.com.au The expansive private garden opens for limited days each autumn. Come and discover one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens; a sweeping landscape awash with autumn colours. See the 80 metre cascade, walled kitchen garden, aviary, croquet court, sunken parterre and more.

SATURDAY 16 TO SUNDAY 24 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Autumn School Holiday Horse Riding Camp Location: Jackeroo Ranch at Bingletree Station, Upper Turon Road, Upper Turon Time: Morning & afternoon arrivals Active & Outdoors Contact: 6337 7173 Website: jackerooranch.com.au Riding tuition, trail riding, horsemanship, grooming, saddling, rugging and safety aspects included. If weekly camps are not booked out, guests can come for shorter periods.

SUNDAY 17 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Abercrombie House Afternoon High Tea

FOOD & Wine

Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm Cost: Adult $49; concession $45; child under 14 $25 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Our popular traditional afternoon tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, tasting plates, varieties of leaf tea, plunger coffee, elegant live classical Celtic harp music and a complimentary glass of champagne. Main rooms and gardens are open to explore. This is an outstanding afternoon of elegance and style.

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SUNDAY 17 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Art in the Park Location: Cnr River Road and Stephen’s Lane (banks of the Macquarie River) Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 0428 311 534

Art

Draw, paint or just relax under the trees by the banks of the Macquarie River. A demonstration and informal instructions will be available on the day. Children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult. BYO materials.

Cathedral of St Michael & St John Tour Location: Cathedral of St Michael & St John, cnr of William & Keppel Streets Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: Free entry or gold coin donation History Contact: 6334 6400 Website: cathedralappealbathurst.org.au This is a rare opportunity to see some of the hidden treasures of Bathurst’s Catholic Cathedral. View significant architectural features and explore the rich history of the faith that built this place of worship over the past 150 years. Afternoon tea will be available at the end of the tour.

Esses Descent Location: The Esses, Mount Panorama Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm Cost: Free entry for spectators Contact: 0408 659 862 Website: blcc.com.au

Active & Outdoors

Brought to you by Bathurst Light Car Club, the Esses Descent will see competitors racing against the clock down through the Esses from Brock Skyline to Conrod Straight. This is a truly unique experience for competitors who normally race up the Esses. Spectator access at Brock Skyline.

Long Swamp – Connections to Trunkey Creek Location: Meet at Trunkey Creek rest area on Arthur Street, Trunkey Creek Time: 1.00pm Cost: $5 per person – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au Located 56kms south of Bathurst, Trunkey Creek is steeped in history and has had a few name changes. With a diverse history ranging from the gold rush of 1868 to bushrangers roaming the area, there are many stories to be told. Join us for this two hour tour as we explore both Trunkey Creek and the Long Swamp Cemetery.

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MONDAY 18 TO FRIDAY 22 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Bathurst Goldfields Holiday Panning Location: 428 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama Time: Monday to Friday 1.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: Adult & high school student $20; primary student $10; under 5 free; family $50 Contact: 6332 2022 Website: bathurstgoldfields.com.au

Family

As you are guided through the museum displays, see the various methods of mining for gold, the tools and machinery used, from man and horse power through to steam power. At the outdoor museum help operate the authentic machines used during the 1850s. Then head to the blacksmith shop where the guide will create a work of art in steel. Try your hand at panning for the real gold and keep what you find.

PCYC Location: Corner Morrisset & Commonwealth Streets Time: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm Cost: Half day $25; full day $40 - bookings essential Contact: 6331 2191 Active & Outdoors Website: pcycnsw.org/bathurst Lots of fun things to do at the PCYC with gymnastics, laser tag, dancing, indoor and outdoor ball games, dodge ball and rock climbing. Suitable for children aged 5 - 12 years.

TUESDAY 19 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Torchlight Tour Location: Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum, 224 Howick Street Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: Museum entry – adult $14; concession $10; child $8; family $30 – bookings essential History Contact: 6331 5511 Website: somervillecollection.com.au Spend an evening locked in the dark with three dinosaurs and a giant 13 metre crocodile! Take a tour of the Sommerville Collection by torchlight.

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WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Abercrombie House Kids Night Tours

Family Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Cost: All tickets $15 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au

Join us for a torch-light tour of Abercrombie House for kids aged from 7 years. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Bring a torch. Tour concludes with hot chocolate milk and cookies.

THURSDAY 21 APRIL (SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) MIRUSIA – This Time Tomorrow Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 7.30pm Cost: From $30 Music & Theatre Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au Acclaimed as the ‘Angel of Australia’, Mirusia gained worldwide fame as the featured soprano soloist with André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Mirusia will be bringing her beautiful voice and charming personality back home to her Australian fans. She will be touring nationally, presenting her new concert program ‘This Time Tomorrow’.

SATURDAY 23 APRIL Bathurst Farmers’ Markets Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue 8.00am to 12.00pm Gold coin donation markets/fetes/fairs 0409 924 182 bathurstfarmersmarket.com.au

Shop for the freshest seasonal produce the region has to offer. Enjoy a gourmet BLT and a locally roasted coffee for breakfast or try a taste of the Wines of Bathurst. Proceeds support projects sponsored by the Lions Club of Bathurst.

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GOLD - The Ultimate ABBA Show Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 8.00pm Cost: From $44.90 Music & Theatre Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of ABBA’s signature songs, Happy Days Records and GOLD: The Ultimate ABBA Show present Dancing Queen: The 40th Anniversary Tour is set to thrill audiences in 2016 with a brand new show.

SATURDAY 23 APRIL Sustainable Living Expo Location: Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue Time: 8.00am to 12.00pm Cost: Free – gold coin donation to Lion’s Club Contact: 0448 264 496 Website: bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Special Event

The Sustainable Living Expo has something for everyone. Listen to guest speakers address important environmental issues and participate in workshops teaching how to reduce your impact on the environment. Learn more about solar and wind energy and nature conservation and get up close to local wildlife.

Turon Technology Museum Location: 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $8; under 12 free; family $24 Contact: 6358 8434 Website: turontechnologymuseum.com

History

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950 illustrating the technology behind these power sources. Take a guided tour around the exhibits, then wander at your leisure. Please phone before heading out.

SATURDAY 23 TO MONDAY 25 APRIL Discover Our Oldest Treasures Location: Miss Traill’s House & Garden, 321 Russell Street Time: 12.00pm to 3.30pm Cost: Adult $10; concession $8; child $6; family $26 Contact: 6332 4232 Website: nationaltrust.org.au

History

Come and browse this display showcasing wonderful treasures such as 1691 King William delft plate, 1870 Sydney gold cup, 18th century suzani rug, 1880 silver and ivory presentation towel, the Lee’s invitation to the opening of Parliament House, 1840 baby shoe and other 19th century lines and laces. Also on display is a selection of Victorian albums, photos, newspaper cuttings and aboriginal artefacts.

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SUNDAY 24 APRIL Abercrombie House Afternoon High Tea

FOOD & Wine Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm Cost: Adult $49; concession $45; child under 14 $25 – bookings essential Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au

Our popular traditional afternoon tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, tasting plates, varieties of leaf tea, plunger coffee, elegant live classical Celtic harp music and a complimentary glass of champagne. Main rooms and gardens are open to explore. This is an outstanding afternoon of elegance and style.

ANZAC Remembrance Service Location: All Saints Cathedral, 3 Church Street Time: 9.00am to 10.00am Cost: Free – donations accepted Contact: 6331 4711 Website: allsaintscathedralbathurst.com.au

History

The Anglican Cathedral hosts its yearly ANZAC service with songs and praise and a guest speaker. If appropriate please wear medals. Everybody is welcome.

Industrial Tour of Mills in our Region Location: Commencing at the Rockley Mill & Stables Museum, 18 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 10.00am Cost: TBA – bookings essential Contact: 6337 9279/6337 9381/6337 9357

History

The Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Committee will be conducting an interesting industrial tour of the local flour mills and other industrial sites in the region. The tour will commence with a talk on the unique steam engine that ran the Rockley steam flour mill in 1862. The tour will then proceed to the other venues. Lunch will be provided. Tour will last approximately 5 hours.

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SUNDAY 24 APRIL Kurremi Garden Railway Location: Turon Technology Museum, 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm; other times by appointment Cost: Adult $5; child under 12 free Contact: 6358 8434 Website: kurremigardenrailway.com.au

History

See the state of the art model railway with a 170 metre rail track that comes complete with model locomotives and steam engines including the well-known model Santa Fe Express.

My Block – A walk and talk around a Bathurst block Location: Meet on the corner of William & Piper Streets Time: 10.00am Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444

History

Ever wondered what has happened on the block where you live? Well the ‘My Block Tours’ are the start to unravelling the history of your front yard. This 1.5 hour tour will take you around Block 32, encompassing William, Lambert, George and Piper Streets. On this enjoyable tour you will learn about Bathurst architecture and hear stories about the characters, entrepreneurs and residents who were associated with the block. Bring a hat, bottle of water and wear sensible walking shoes.

Tarana Community Farmers’ Markets Location: Fire Shed, just down from the Tarana Hotel, Tarana Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 6337 5867 Enjoy local produce and help support your local farmers and producers. Connect with your food and its growers.

C Bathurst Pass – its creative, captivating and cultural The C Bathurst Pass gives you discounted access to a variety of exciting attractions.

Available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1 Kendall Avenue

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MONDAY 25 APRIL (ANZAC DAY) ANZAC Day Services

Contact: Les Anderson 6333 2909 Website: bathurstrsl.com.au

Special Event

Bathurst Dawn Service Location: War Memorial Carillon, Kings Parade, Russell Street Time: 4.30am

Rockley Service Location: Rockley War Memorial, Rockley Time: 8.30am

Yetholme Service Location: Yetholme War Memorial, Yetholme Time: 8.30am

ANZAC Day Parade Location: Departs from Bathurst RSL Club, 114 Rankin Street and proceeds to the Carillon Time: 10.15am

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service Location: War Memorial Carillon, Kings Parade, Russell Street Time: 10.30am

Sofala Citizens Service Location: Sofala War Memorial Hall, Sofala Time: 2.00pm

Bathurst Cairn Service Location: Army Camp Site, 624 Limekilns Road, Kelso Time: 3.15pm

Bathurst War Graves Service Location: War Graves Cemetery, Mitchell Highway, Bathurst Time: 5.15pm

Bathurst Lowering of the Colours Location: War Memorial Carillon, Kings Parade, Russell Street Time: 6.00pm  

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MONDAY 25 APRIL (ANZAC DAY) Soldiers Saddle - ANZAC Day Races Location: Tyers Park Racecourse, 55 Eleven Mile Drive Time: 11.00am to 7.00pm Cost: Adult $20; pensioner $5; child under 16 free Contact: 6331 2719 Active & Outdoors Website: btracing.com.au Soldiers Saddle - ANZAC Day Races is an exciting Bathurst tradition not to be missed. People turn out in their thousands to enjoy an afternoon in style. Live music, fashions on the field and two up add to the excitement of horse racing.

FRIDAY 29 & SATURDAY 30 APRIL They Saw a Thylacine Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 29th 8.00pm; 30th 2.00pm Cost: From $25 Contact: 6333 6161 Music & Theatre Website: bmec.com.au On a cold September day in 1936, the world’s last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity at Hobart’s Beaumaris Zoo. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of our lost beauties – the Thylacine. With the suspense and warmth of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of discovery and destruction.

bathurst Historic Homes Pass A unique opportunity to view 3 historic homes: Abercrombie House, Chifley Home and Miss Traill’s House and Garden

Available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1 Kendall Avenue

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HERITAGE WEEK SATURDAY 30 APRIL TO SUNDAY 8 MAY SATURDAY 30 APRIL Bathurst NRL Penrith Panthers Vs Canberra Raiders Location: Carrington Park, Bathurst Time: 9.45am to 6.00pm Cost: Various Contact: 6333 6111 Website: bathurstnrl.com.au

Active & Outdoors

The Penrith Panthers will be back at Carrington Park to take on the Canberra Raiders. Don’t miss this action packed day out for the whole family. Tickets through Ticketek.

Free Scanning of Historical Photos Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm History Cost: Free Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au Following the hugely successful Snapshots in Time exhibition, the Historical Society is looking for any old photos or original documents relating to Bathurst, or the people and families who lived here to add to the Society’s archives. Bring them in to have them scanned and they can even be burnt onto a CD for you. The Society reserves the right to limit the number of documents/photos per person due to time constraints.

Guided Tours of the Historical Society Museum Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 10.15am, 11.15am and 1.15pm Cost: Free History Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au Did you know that there really is a white rock at White Rock? Or Ben Hall once held up the town of Bathurst? Or that the Olympic Torch has been to Bathurst twice? If you want to hear more, come on our guided tour of the Historical Society Museum. Listen to tales of Bathurst, see what’s in your museum and maybe win the lucky door prize.

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SATURDAY 30 APRIL Kings Parade – The City’s Heart Location: Meet at the corner of George and Russell Streets Time: 11.00am Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444

History

Part of a larger block originally set aside for a town square, King’s Parade has always served as a meeting place. Discover how it has transformed from a market place to the beautiful place of remembrance that it is today. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Meditation Walks in the Bathurst Region Location: Rahamim Ecology Centre, 34 Busby Street Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm Cost: $30 – bookings essential Contact: 6332 9950 Website: rahamim.org.au

History

Join us for a time of ‘pilgrimage’ exploring ecological ways of understanding and engaging with land to foster the strength and wellbeing of places, people and other species. Our meditation walks will take us to sites of beauty as well as destruction, of lament and healing in the human and more-than-human story of the central west. BYO lunch to share.

Open Day at the Museum and War Memorial Carillon Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street History Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Gold coin donation for self-guided tour; free museum entry Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au Have you always wondered what’s at the museum? Have you always wanted to see inside the Carillon? Open Day at the museum is your chance! Come and be part of Heritage Week at the historical society museum and Bookshop in Russell Street. There will be guided tours of the museum, guided walks of George and William Streets, plus a self-guided tour of the war memorials and monuments of Kings Parade including the Carillon, free photo scanning, historical books and DVDs for sale and much more.

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HERITAGE WEEK UNTIL SUNDAY 8 MAY SATURDAY 30 APRIL Open Day at Bathurst’s War Memorial Carillon Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm History Cost: Gold coin donation for self-guided tour Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au Have you always wanted to see inside the Carillon? This is your chance to see the rarely opened Carillon in Kings Parade. Special permission has been given to include the Carillon in a self-guided tour of the war memorials and monuments of Kings Parade as part of the Historical Society’s open day. Pick up self-guided tour information at the museum.

Take a walk along George Street Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 12.00pm Cost: Gold coin donation History Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au George Street has some great old buildings, particularly in the blocks between Keppel and Howick Streets. Hear about the history and heritage of these wonderful places as you take a short walk along the street with Samantha Friend from the historical society as part of the society’s open day. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, meet 5 minutes before at the museum.

Take a walk along William Street Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 2.00pm Cost: Gold coin donation History Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au Join well-known local historian and author, Alan McRae from the historical society for a stroll along William Street and hear stories of history and heritage of the people, the buildings – old and new, the parks and memorials between Keppel and Howick Streets as part of the historical society’s open day. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, meet 5 minutes before at the museum.

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HERITAGE WEEK UNTIL SUNDAY 8 MAY SUNDAY 1 MAY History Mystery Tour Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 1.00pm Cost: $10 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0408 084 450 Website: bathursthistory.org.au

History

Back by popular demand the History Mystery Tour will take you on a new route with new mysteries to solve, leading you to your final destination. Board the coach and explore the unknown history of Bathurst, hear stories from yesteryear and finish off the day with afternoon tea at our mystery location. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

Mayfield Garden Autumn Open Day Location: Mayfield Garden, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon (11km from Oberon) Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm Cost: $25 Active & Outdoors Contact: 6336 3131 Website: mayfieldgarden.com.au The expansive private garden opens for limited days each autumn. Come and discover one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens; a sweeping landscape awash with autumn colours. See the 80 metre cascade, walled kitchen garden, aviary, croquet court, sunken parterre and more.

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HERITAGE WEEK UNTIL SUNDAY 8 MAY SUNDAY 1 MAY Spirit of Bathurst Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 7.30pm Cost: Adults $10; concession $5 – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Get into the spirit of things as you hear of some past hauntings of Bathurst with this light hearted look at our dark side. This one hour tour hosted by the Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. is suitable for the young and the young at heart. All aboard the Spirit of Bathurst Ghost tour!

The Bathurst Town Square Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 11.00am Cost: Free Contact: 0419 270 208

History

The Bathurst Town Square holds many stories of the past and promises an evolving future more aligned to its past and significance as a heritage precinct. Chris Marshall and Henry Bialowas will relate some of those stories and reveal a more ancient past by looking at the geomorphology and natural forces that formed this landscape to explain why it was chosen for the township. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

TUESDAY 3 MAY National Trust Guided Tour of 1880 Bathurst Hospital Buildings Location: Bathurst Hospital – original building, 363 Howick Street Time: 5.00pm Cost: Free – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Built in the 1880 boom time, the unique original Bathurst Hospital buildings still stand on the hill overlooking the Bathurst Plains. Take this rare opportunity to participate in a guided tour of these buildings.

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TUESDAY 3, WEDNESDAY 4 & THURSDAY 5 MAY The Pits – Explore the Pit Complex behind our Great Race Location: Take Pit Lane entry from Conrod Straight & meet at the Autumn Colours flag Time: 10.00am Active & Outdoors Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: mount-panorama.com.au Join Mount Panorama’s Circuit Manager, Mark Rayner on a walk and talk around the Pit Complex exploring the media centre, garages and hospitality rooms. Enjoy this behind the scenes tour and learn about the complexity of getting the circuit prepared for a race meet. Hear stories of the drivers, cars and races that helped to create the legend that is Mount Panorama. Tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

WEDNESDAY 4 MAY Kings Parade – The City’s Heart Location: Meet at the corner of George and Russell Streets Time: 2.30pm Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444

History

Part of a larger block originally set aside for a town square, King’s Parade has always served as a meeting place. Discover how it has transformed from a market place to the beautiful place of remembrance that it is today. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

THURSDAY 5 TO SUNDAY 8 MAY Trunkey Creek Sheep Dog Trials Location: Trunkey Creek Sportsground, Trunkey Creek Time: 7.30am to 5.00pm Cost: Free entry Active & Outdoors Contact: 6368 8640 The skills of the working dog and farmer are an essential part of sheep farming. Come and spend the day at Trunkey Creek and watch a full and interesting program of sheep dog trials as the competitors put their dogs through an obstacle course in encourage, novice, improver and open categories. There will be plenty of parking with morning, lunch and afternoon tea available.

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FRIDAY 6 MAY Discover No. 1 George Street Location: Time: Cost: Contact:

1 George Street 2.00pm to 5.00pm Gold coin donation 0408 084 450

History

This lovely two storey home opens its doors for you to wander through and experience yesteryear. Originally built for the Ford family in 1860 it was once known as Macquarie House and later home to the Bathurst District Historical Society. Afternoon tea will be available at an additional cost.

SATURDAY 7 MAY PROCLAMATION DAY 2016 Pillars of Bathurst Announcement Location: Pillars of Bathurst, adjacent to Macquarie River, Stanley Street Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6333 6111 Website: bathurst.nsw.gov.au The new 2016 Pillars of Bathurst, celebrating the lives of past Bathurstians will be announced during Proclamation Day. The announcement will take place in the Pillars of Bathurst cultural garden, part of the Bicentennial River Park.

Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Dinner Location: The Carrington, 99 Keppel Street Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm Cost: $70 per person Contact: 6333 6111 Website: bmhmedal.com.au The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal is a nationally recognised annual prize awarding $25,000 to an individual who demonstrates a significant contribution to the protection or promotion of Australia’s built, social, cultural or environmental heritage outside their day to day role.

Heritage Walking Tours Location: Pillars of Bathurst adjacent to Macquarie River, Stanley Street Time: TBA Cost: Free Contact: 6333 6111 Website: bathurst.nsw.gov.au Celebrate Heritage Week in Bathurst with a tour of the Delightful Spot at the historic Macquarie River. Catch a glimpse of what life would have been in the early years of settlement. Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 54


SATURDAY 7 MAY Autumn Fair Location: Bathurst Presbyterian Church, Corner of George and Howick Streets Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 0421 800 472 Website: bathurstpresbyterian.org.au Come and enjoy kids’ activities, craft, clothing, white elephant and cake stalls, BBQ and live entertainment. Every year all money raised is donated to a local charity. Jesus has given us so much so we want to give as well.

Knitting Demonstration Location: Rankin Cottage Crafts, 117 Rankin Street Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 6331 7572 Website: rankincottagecrafts.blogspot.com.au

Art

The Rankin Cottage Crafts members will be holding a knitting demonstration. Learn how to knit baby items. The members also make and display handcrafted items for sale at the cottage. Come along and learn.

Lower Havannah Street – Its History and People Location: Meet at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 11am Cost: Free – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre - 6332 1444 Walk with us along lower Havannah Street and learn about its history and the people who lived there. Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion of the tour. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Macquarie Riverside Markets Location: Berry Park, Lions Club Drive Time: 8.00am to 1.00pm markets/fetes/fairs Cost: Free Contact: 6337 1203 Website: facebook.com/RiversideMarketsBathurst Come and explore the stalls under the trees beside the Macquarie River, with a playground for the kids and the Lions Club BBQ offering drinks and hot food. A wide range of interesting stalls including old books, tools, jewellery, new and recycled clothing, garden ornaments, candles, honey and much more.

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HERITAGE WEEK UNTIL SUNDAY 8 MAY SATURDAY 7 MAY Sunset Wine & Cheese @ Mount Panorama Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

151 Mountain Straight, Mount Panorama 4.00pm $25 – bookings essential 0417 216 648 mountpanoramaestate.com.au

FOOD & Wine

Located in the heart of the iconic race circuit is Mount Panorama Estate. The 14 acre property not only boasts a great display of cool climate vines, but also views overlooking Bathurst and the Blue Mountains. Join us for sunset wine and cheese with background music. Enjoy cool climate wines at one of the most reputable locations in Bathurst.

SATURDAY 7 & SUNDAY 8 MAY Bathurst Arts Trail Location: Various - map available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1 Kendall Avenue Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Free entry Art Contact: 6368 1182 Website: bathurstartstrail.com Painters, potters, glass artists, sculptors and printmakers showcase their talents in town and country studios and galleries. Look for the golden Bali flags that indicate artists’ locations. Check availability of artists on website or at Bathurst Visitor Information Centre before visiting. Many artists are open other times; just phone ahead.

Letterpress Printing and Type Sales Location: 4 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: $30 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0421 871 348 Website: willamer.com.au

Art

This is a safe introduction to the ‘real world’ of communication, pre-computer. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to experience letterpress printing. William represents the last generation to be trained in this art. Seriously, think letterpress 101.2. Purchase a take home souvenir type.

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SATURDAY 7 & SUNDAY 8 MAY Turon Technology Museum Location: 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $8; under 12 free; family $24 Contact: 6358 8434 Website: turontechnologymuseum.com

History

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950 illustrating the technology behind these power sources. Take a guided tour around the exhibits, then wander at your leisure. Please phone before heading out.

SUNDAY 8 MAY Abercrombie House Afternoon High Tea Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 2.30pm Cost: Adult $49; concession $45; child under 14 $25 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 FOOD & Wine Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Our popular traditional afternoon tea includes scrumptious savoury and sweet treats, tasting plates, varieties of leaf tea, plunger coffee, elegant live classical Celtic harp music and a complimentary glass of champagne. Main rooms and gardens are open to explore. This is an outstanding afternoon of elegance and style.

A Blind Date with Film Location: Walshaw Hall, Church Street Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm Cost: Free; supper $5 Contact: 6331 4711 Website: allsaintscathedralbathurst.com.au

Music & Theatre

Join us for a movie and munchies while chilling out for the evening. Turn up and be surprised by the film showing.

Antique Valuation Day Location: King’s Antiques, 151-153 George Street Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm Cost: $5 donation for two items Contact: 0417 785 495 Website: kingsantiques.com.au

Art

With over 40 years experience in the antique trade, English auctioneer and valuer Martin King will donate his time and expertise to discuss and evaluate treasures. All proceeds will be donated to Daffodil Cottage.

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HERITAGE WEEK UNTIL SUNDAY 8 MAY SUNDAY 8 MAY Bathurst Cemetery Wander Location: Meet at Dean Street entrance to Bathurst Cemetery Time: 10.00am Cost: $5 – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Join us on this two hour wander around the Bathurst general cemetery, exploring the history and lives of past Bathurst residents. Enjoy a delicious morning tea supplied by the Family History Group. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and please wear sturdy walking shoes.

Mrs Macquarie’s Picnic Day @ Abercrombie House Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: From 10.30am Cost: Adult & concession $10; child under 14 $5 Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au

FOOD & Wine

Bring a picnic lunch and relax in the gardens as we celebrate the 201st anniversary of the picnic held by Mrs Macquarie at the foot of Mount Pleasant in May 1815. Ticket price includes entry into the house and grounds. Pay at the gate on the day.

The Lives of the Women of the Bathurst Female Factory Location: Stanley Street Sport Complex, 8 Stanley Street Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: $10 per person Contact: 0467 461 420 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au

History

Come to this display and presentation to understand how the convict women who were sent to Bathurst‘s female factory lived and loved and contributed to Bathurst. There will be a static display of bonnets, convict clothing and items. A convict afternoon tea will be served.

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SUNDAY 8 MAY The Bathurst Town Square Location: Meet at Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 11.00am Cost: Free Contact: 0419 270 208

History

The Bathurst Town Square holds many stories of the past and promises an evolving future more aligned to its past and significance as a heritage precinct. Chris Marshall and Henry Bialowas will relate some of those stories and reveal a more ancient past by looking at the geomorphology and the natural forces that formed this landscape to explain why it was chosen for the township. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

SUNDAY 8 to SUNDAY 15 MAY Once Upon a Time - A nostalgic look back at babies’ and children’s garments and memorabilia Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum, East Wing, Bathurst Courthouse, Russell Street Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm; closed Monday History Cost: Adult $4; concession $2.50; child $2.50; family $8 Contact: 6330 8455 Website: bathursthistory.org.au Following the very successful Reflections in Time – 200 Years of Women’s Fashion, the historical society is pleased to present this delightful exhibition of Victorian, colonial and early 20th century baby and children’s garments to coincide with Mother’s Day. This exhibition will provide a rare glimpse into the past.

THURSDAY 12 MAY Adam Harvey – Harvey’s Bar Tour Location: Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street Time: 8.00pm to 10pm Cost: Member $27; non-member $32 Contact: 6333 2999 Website: bathurstrsl.com.au

Music & Theatre

Adam Harvey performs live at the Bathurst RSL. His new show will truly reflect the feel of his latest album, Harvey’s Bar. This concert promises to give fans an insider look into Adam’s home life.

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FRIDAY 13 MAY Abercrombie House Friday Night Jazz Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Music & Theatre Time: 8.30pm Cost: $45 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Abercrombie House & Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Contact: 6331 4929 Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au Join us for a cosy, intimate night of jazz in the heritage ballroom Jazz Café featuring some of Bathurst’s best jazz musicians. Ticket cost includes cheese and fruit platters plus a complimentary glass of wine, tea and coffee.

FRIDAY 13 MAY TO SUNDAY 26 JUNE Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) Location: 70-78 Keppel Street Time: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm; Sunday and most public holidays 11.00am to 2.00pm; closed Monday Cost: Free entry Art Contact: 6333 6555 Website: bathurstart.com.au Glass: Art Design Architecture  Glass: art design architecture is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia. Robert Brain: An Autobiographical Tapestry   Robert Brain’s prolific tapestry practice explores themes such as homo-erotica, art history and gender politics and is imbued with surprises, humour and the unexpected. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition. This is for you  This interactive installation invites gallery visitors to explore, create and collaborate through the work of the late Bathurst artist Steve Kirby. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition.

SATURDAY 14 MAY Perthville Convent Heritage Centre Location: St Joseph’s Convent, Tenison Woods Avenue, Perthville Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm Cost: $15 – bookings essential. Tickets available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue 6332 1444 History Contact: 6337 2420 Join the Sisters on a guided tour of the Perthville Convent Heritage Centre. A new exhibition on display tells the story of the arrival of the Sisters at St Joseph’s in 1872 and of their co-founders Saint Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods. Stroll around the chapel and cemetery before enjoying afternoon tea of homemade soup and rolls in the dining room.

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SATURDAY 14 MAY Seasonal Vegetable Garden Course – Winter Location: Rahamim Ecology Centre, 34 Busby Street Time: 10.00am Cost: $45 Active & Outdoors Contact: 6332 9950 Website: rahamim.org.au Learn how to start your own organic vegetable garden and grow good food at home. The class will be small and you’ll be able to ask questions, get involved and gain the knowledge to grow your own food. This course is tailored for the challenges of a Bathurst winter and is supported by the Rahamim Community Garden. Take home a seasonal garden manual and seedlings.

SATURDAY 14 & SUNDAY 15 MAY Nulon Nationals – Round 2 Location: Mount Panorama Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm Cost: Free entry for spectators Contact: 0408 659 862 Website: blcc.com.au

Active & Outdoors

The Nulon Nationals are coming to famous Mount Panorama for a two day hillclimb event. Come and see some of Australia`s fastest road and track cars take on this dangerous track. 10 car clubs will make the trip to Bathurst to battle it out and find out who is the real king of the mountain. A fan zone will be set up at Conrod Straight with seats, music, drinks and giveaways. Bring the whole family and make it a great weekend.

SUNDAY 15 MAY Art in the Park Location: Cnr River Road and Stephen’s Lane (banks of the Macquarie River) Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: Free Contact: 0428 311 534

Art

Draw, paint or just relax under the trees by the banks of the Macquarie River. A demonstration and informal instructions will be available on the day. Children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult. BYO materials.

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SUNDAY 15 MAY Lifeline Bathurst Air Show and Shine Location: Bathurst Airport, PJ Moodie Memorial Drive Time: 9.00am to 4.30pm Cost: Adult $20; child under 18 $2 Active & Outdoors Contact: 6331 7344 A festival of man’s adventure into the development of flight, motor cars and motorbikes. Enjoy a full high performance air show and a static display of aircraft, motor cars, hot-rods and motorbikes. The Lions Clubs will provide food and beverages. Park and ride services will be available. The day is a fund raiser for Lifeline’s work in the central west.

Long Swamp – Connections to Trunkey Creek Location: Meet at Trunkey Creek rest area on Arthur Street, Trunkey Creek Time: 1.00pm Cost: $5 – bookings essential History Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444 Website: bathurstfhg.asn.au Located 56kms south of Bathurst, Trunkey Creek is steeped in history and has had a few name changes. With a diverse history ranging from the gold rush of 1868 to bushrangers roaming the area, there are many stories to be told. Join us for this two hour tour as we explore both Trunkey Creek and the Long Swamp Cemetery.

The Rockley Game – Birth of Women’s Cricket Location: Rockley Mill & Stables Museum and Rockley Sportsground Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm Cost: TBA Active & Outdoors Contact: 6337 9279/6337 9381/6337 9357 Rockley Mill & Stables Museum Committee will hold a re-enactment of the Rockley game, which was a cricket match created for women by Mr O’Hara in the 1890s. Bathurst junior cricket clubs will play some matches according to the original rules. The day will commence at Rockley Mill & Stables Museum with a short talk on the game and viewing of trophy display. The matches will be conducted at Rockley Sportsground. During the day cucumber sandwiches and tea will be available from the sportsground hall.

THE PILLARS OF BATHURST A tribute to past citizens who have added something special to the story of Bathurst.

Located in the Cultural Heritage Garden on the banks of the Macquarie River. Brochures: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1 Kendall Avenue Bathurst Visitor Information Centre • 1800 68 1000 62


TUESDAY 17 MAY Bathurst Thoroughbred Race Meeting Location: Tyers Park Racecourse, 55 Eleven Mile Drive Time: 1.00pm to 5.30pm Cost: Adult $10; pensioner $5; child free Contact: 6331 2719 Active & Outdoors Website: btracing.com.au Tyers Park is the key racing centre for the Central Districts region overall and a vital supplier of race meetings for second tier metropolitan and provincial trained gallopers.

FRIDAY 20 MAY An Evening of Chamber Music @ Abercrombie House Location: Abercrombie House, 311 Ophir Road Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm Cost: Adult $30; concession $25; school student free – bookings essential Contact: 6331 4929 Music & Theatre Website: abercrombiehouse.com.au The renowned Sydney Omega Ensemble returns to Abercrombie House on their third annual regional tour as artists-in-residence with Mitchell Conservatorium to perform Bach’s Cello Suite No 1, Beethoven’s Trio, Op.11, Hoadley’s Premier Work & Brahms’ Clarinet Trio, Op. 114.

FRIDAY 20 TO SUNDAY 22 MAY Earth Centre Stage: Nurturing a ‘warm-up’ to daily ecological consciousness Location: Rahamim Ecology Centre, 34 Busby Street Time: From Friday evening Cost: $250 – bookings essential Contact: 6332 9950 Website: rahamim.org.au

Special Event

This experiential two day retreat will include poetry; image; art; music; and action woven into times of solitude; guided meditation and prayer. Nurturing ‘warm-up’ fosters spontaneity, avoiding a sense of ‘frozenness’, or ecological ‘fatigue’. Margie Abbott is based in Geelong and loves the wonder of the evolving universe story; creation and Celtic spirituality; and the Divine Feminine. Margie allowed herself to be a ‘pilgrim’ treading consciously during enrichment leave in 2015, and brings to this retreat her rich experience. Margie is on the Earthsong Council.

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FRIDAY 20 TO SUNDAY 22 MAY Sydney Writers’ Festival 2016 Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: Check website Cost: Free Contact: 6333 6161 Music & Theatre Website: bmec.com.au One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, the Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to Bathurst. Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the festival brings the world’s finest authors to Bathurst in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

SATURDAY 21 MAY Bathurst RSL Museum Memorial Walk Location: Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street Time: 1.30pm Cost: Free Contact: 6333 2999 Website: bathurstrsl.com.au

History

Since 1977 Bathurst RSL Sub Branch has been donated service-related memorabilia from the Boer War to Afghanistan. Through this guided tour explore the items on display and learn about their relationship to the people who owned them and to Bathurst itself. Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Turon Technology Museum Location: 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm Cost: Adult $8; family $24; under 12 free Contact: 6358 8434 Website: turontechnologymuseum.com

History

See steam and internal combustion engines c1850 to 1950 illustrating the technology behind these power sources. Take a guided tour around the exhibits and then wander at your leisure. Please phone before heading out.

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SATURDAY 21 & SUNDAY 22 MAY Letterpress Printing and Type Sales Location: 4 Budden Street, Rockley Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Cost: $30 per person – bookings essential Contact: 0421 871 348 Website: willamer.com.au

Art

This is a safe introduction to the ‘real world’ of communication, pre-computer. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to experience letterpress printing. William represents the last generation to be trained in this art. Seriously, think letterpress 101.2. Purchase a take home souvenir type.

SUNDAY 22 MAY High Tea at Rockley Bank Tea Rooms Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

Buddens Guesthouse, 18 Budden Street, Rockley 2.00pm to 4.00pm $30.00 per person – bookings essential FOOD & Wine 6337 9279 buddens.com.au

Enjoy a few hours dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. Join us for extravagant high tea in the former historic Rockley Bank, built in 1872. Choose your location from the old banking chamber, front verandah, the loft of the stables, the 1858 marble summer house or the candlelit cellars. Delicacies will include delicious bite size morsels and irresistible, elegant mouthfuls of flavoursome sandwiches, scones, pastries and much more.

Kurremi Garden Railway Location: Turon Technology Museum, 5833 Ilford Road, Sofala Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm; other times by appointment Cost: Adult $5; child under 12 free Contact: 6358 8434 Website: kurremigardenrailway.com.au

History

See the state of the art model railway with a 170 metre rail track that comes complete with model locomotives and steam engines including the well-known model Santa Fe Express.

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SUNDAY 22 MAY My Block – A walk and talk around a Bathurst block Location: Meet on the corner of William & Piper Streets Time: 10.00am Cost: Free – bookings essential Contact: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 6332 1444

History

Ever wondered what has happened on the block where you live? Well the ‘My Block Tours’ are the start to unravelling the history of your front yard. This 1.5 hour tour will take you around Block 32, encompassing William, Lambert, George and Piper Streets. On this enjoyable tour you will learn about Bathurst architecture and hear stories about the characters, entrepreneurs and residents who were associated with the block. Bring a hat, bottle of water and wear sensible walking shoes.

Tarana Community Farmers’ Markets Location: Fire Shed, just down from the Tarana Hotel, Tarana Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm Cost: Free markets/fetes/fairs Contact: 6337 5867 Enjoy local produce and help support your local farmers and producers. Connect with your food and its growers.

WEDNESDAY 25 & THURSDAY 26 MAY Golden Tones Discovered at Bathurst Goldfields Location: Bathurst Goldfields, Conrod Straight, Mt Panorama Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm Cost: $30 Contact: 0421 871 348 Music & Theatre Website: willamer.com.au Maestro Glenn Amer, golden pianist supreme with rich golden voice, features along with associate artist, Helen Pokorny, on her golden toned recorders, compared by silver voiced tenor, William Amer. Enjoy a night of classical, nostalgia, swing and jazz music. A rare combination!

SATURDAY 28 MAY Bathurst Farmers’ Markets Location: Time: Cost: Contact: Website:

Bathurst Showground, Kendall Avenue 8.00am to 12.00pm Gold coin donation markets/fetes/fairs 0409 924 182 bathurstfarmersmarket.com.au

Shop for the freshest seasonal produce the region has to offer. Enjoy a gourmet BLT and a locally roasted coffee for breakfast or try a taste of the Wines of Bathurst. Proceeds support projects sponsored by the Lions Club of Bathurst.

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Elvis - If I Can Dream Location: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street Time: 8.00pm Cost: From $59.90 Music & Theatre Contact: 6333 6161 Website: bmec.com.au Internationally renowned Mark Anthony, officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, is performing a music tribute to music legend Elvis. This two hour concert is not to be missed.

SATURDAY 28 MAY Mel’s Go Grey in May Location: Time: Cost: Contact:

Bathurst Panthers, 132 Piper Street 6.00pm to midnight $60 0401 138 323

Special Event

Come along with friends for a great night out and help brain cancer awareness. Ticket price includes nibbles on arrival, two course meal and entertainment. All money raised will go to Brain Tumour Alliance Australia and Brainstorm at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

SUNDAY 29 MAY Cathedral of St Michael & St John Tour Location: Cathedral of St Michael & St John, cnr of William & Keppel Streets Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Cost: Free entry or gold coin donation History Contact: 6334 6400 Website: cathedralappealbathurst.org.au This is a rare opportunity to see some of the hidden treasures of Bathurst’s Catholic Cathedral. View significant architectural features and explore the rich history of the faith that built this place of worship over the past 150 years. Afternoon tea will be available at the end of the tour.

Put your money where your heart is Purchase a Buy Local Gift Card & support your community

Available from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1 Kendall Avenue

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NOTES AUTUMN COLOURS 2016 BATHURST & VILLAGES

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UNIQUE AUTUMN TOURS It’s a great time to discover some of Bathurst’s hidden secrets Explore lower Havannah Street, its history & its people Saturday 5 March, 2 April, 7 May Come for a ride on the Spirit of Bathurst ghost tour Sunday 6 March, 3 April, 1 May Visit the Perthville Convent Heritage Centre Sunday 6 March, Wednesday 13 April, Saturday 14 May Hop on board the History Mystery bus Sunday 6 March, 3 April, 1 May Wander through the Bathurst Cemetery Sunday 13 March, 10 April, 8 May Unravel the history of a Bathurst city block Sunday 27 March, 24 April, 22 May Hear the tales of the myth & majesty of Machattie Park Wednesday 6 April, Saturday 16 April Take a guided tour of the RSL Memorial Museum Saturday 19 March, 16 April, 21 May Behind the doors of No. 1 George Street Friday 6 May March along to Kings Parade Saturday 30 April, Wednesday 4 May


Bathurst Visitor Information Centre has taken great care to ensure events in this program are correct at the time of publication and does not accept any responsibility for events which may be cancelled or altered. No part of this program may be reproduced without written permission from Bathurst Visitor Information Centre. Design StartleArt Graphic Design 02 6332 1945 Print Charles Sturt University 02 6338 4152

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