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Sat 18 March at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Time: 12pm – 1pm
Cost: Free – bookings essential
Bookings: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 1800 68 1000 or online at
Kim Bagot-Hiller presents It’s a long way from Tipperary to Limekilns: four months by ship and
three years to Bathurst and then to Limekilns to be exact! Sailing out of Liverpool, England in
1858, Patrick Chifley at the age of 26 emigrates from County Tipperary, Ireland, setting foot
in Sydney on 24 September. Less than six months after landing in Sydney on 8 March, 1859,
Patrick married Mary Dee, a lass from Galway, and by 1862 they are settled in the Bathurst area.
The story of the famous grandson, Ben Chifley is known but, where did it all begin? Bring a
chair and a picnic and listen to the story of Patrick and the Chifleys of Limekilns.


Sat 18 March
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Wattle Flat Catholic Cemetary
3787 Sofala Road
Wattle Flat,
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
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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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