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Sat 22 October

The historic and iconic Australian gold rush town of Hill End NSW was once home to a thriving community of over 8,000 people, today it is a charming heritage village with a population of around 100.

On 22 October 2022, the village celebrates the 150th anniversary of its golden past.

The community inspired event will take your mind back to 1872 when the world’s largest gold specimen, the “Holtermann Nugget”, was found and celebrated along with the opening of many local buildings that still stand today.

Today’s creative and eclectic Hill End community warmly invite you to join them for a full day of celebration, connecting and reconnecting with an exciting part of Australia’s goldrush history.

To truly gain a sense of what it was like to live in a thriving village 150 years ago, festival-goers will enjoy a raft of entertainment and activities themed around the town’s gold rush era.



Sat 22 October
Event Category:


Hill End
Hill End, NSW 2850 Australia + Google Map


Local government area
Bathurst Region
Sourced from listings, newsletters or community
Event contact details (phone/ email)


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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What's On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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