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Fri 14 April at 6:00 pm

Time: Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start. Presentation 7pm – 8pm
Cost: $20 per person – bookings essential
Location: KeyStone 1889, 99 Keppel Street
Bookings: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1800 68 1000
Before the Federation Convention of 1896, held in Bathurst, political debate was taking
place, influenced by the discussions of the day. What do the flour mill workers of Keppel
Street and shearers have in common? Unionism and the fight for workers’ rights. It was on
Keppel Street where meetings at the Masonic Hall would take place. The beginnings of
political movements were debated, discussions on a woman’s right to vote, and meetings of
workers all took place, and members of the government of the day came to address their
constituents. What were the debates that took place? Who attended the meetings? Come
and hear about the debates at the Masonic Hall and the people with Kim Bagot-Hiller. If
only the walls could talk! Complimentary glass of wine on arrival.


Local government area
Bathurst Region


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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