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Sat 13 May at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on Sat 13 May 2023, at 2:00 pm

Date: Sunday 7 May
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Cost: Adult $10; Concession & Child $5 – bookings essential
Location: Bathurst District Historical Society Museum
East Wing, Court House Building, Russell Street
Bookings: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre, 1800 68 1000
How did we honour and commemorate persons and events of prominence or importance
before the humble certificate? Illuminated addresses were once a popular way and an
important element to celebrate achievements and to thank individuals for their contribution
to an organisation. Beautifully handwritten and adorned with ornate illustrations depicting
the recipient’s history. Come and view examples of the artistry of the illuminated addresses
with Kim Bagot-Hiller and hear about the art form, the people who were honoured, and
the events they commemorate. A temporary exhibition will run in the month of May. Light
refreshments available.


Bathurst District Historical Museum
East Wing Courthouse, 162 Russell Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795
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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.

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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