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Bathurst’s Heritage the Focus in Autumn

Sat May 5 at 9:00 am - Sun May 13 at 5:00 pm

Bathurst will celebrate its position as Australia’s oldest European inland settlement  this  autumn  with the ‘Autumn Colours’ Heritage Tours program, Heritage  week from 5-13 May and the return of the Bathurst Heritage Trades trail on 12-13 May.

Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich  and  fascinating  past,  with  many  of  the region’s historic sights brought  to  life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare  opportunity  to go behind the scenes and discover the moments, events and  characters that make up the story of Bathurst. The 2018 Heritage tours series will begin following the Easter long weekend on 2 April.

Mayor Graeme  Hanger  OAM  said  the  annual  events  and  activities were important as well as the entertainment for the community.

“Bathurst has played a major part in the history of Australia, and the city and surrounding villages are so rich with amazing stories.” he said.

“It is  important  to explore our own past, and the heritage activities on offer throughout autumn across the Bathurst region offer an exciting way to do just that.”

Heritage Week will begin with Proclamation Day on Sunday 6 May and conclude with the  two-day  Heritage Trades Trail, a celebration of rare trades and craftsmanship  with  displays  and  demonstrations  at  five  of Bathurst’s heritage venues.

“The Trades Trail attracted almost a thousand visitors in its first year,” Mayor Hanger said.

“It shows just how strong interest is in our region’s cultural heritage and in the importance of showcasing these traditional skills and crafts”.

A program of all heritage tours and activities will be available online and as a  printed  booklet  from  the  Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and select Bathurst retailers in mid-March.

For more news visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

Details

Start:
Sat May 5 at 9:00 am
End:
Sun May 13 at 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/newscentre

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Local Government Area
Bathurst Region
Artform
Heritage

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