Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

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Book Talk – Adam Courtenay

Fri July 31 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTE: Bookings are strictly limited to 20 people for this event due to guidelines for libraries in COVID-19. We ask that if you make a booking but cannot attend- please let us know so another can take your place.

For the first time since March, visit the library for an in-person event and meet acclaimed author Adam Courtenay to discuss his latest novel ‘The Ghost & The Bounty Hunter’.

1803: Convict William Buckley escapes into the wilderness of the Kulin nation (now Port Phillip) to take his chances. He is found by local Aboriginal people who take him in as a Wadawurrung man. 1835: Bounty hunter John Batman arrives seeking to acquire pastureland around the bay.

What happens next ends in betrayal, the theft of Kulin country… and the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun.

Adam Courtney is the son of prominent Australian author Bryce Courtenay. Adam is a Sydney-based writer and journalist who has had a career in the UK and Australia. His previous book was ‘The Ship That Never Was’.


Fri July 31
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bathurst Library
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
(02) 6333 6281


Bathurst Region

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