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Meet Christine Stewart – Collits’ Inn Uncovering the past

Sat 25 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Meet Christine Stewart talking about her book Collits’ Inn Uncovering the past presented by Orange and District Historical Society at Orange City Library.

Discover the surprises found in restoring this 1823 Australian icon! Collits’ Inn sits at the foot of Mount York, in Hartley Vale, just on the western side of the Blue Mountains. The Inn was built by Pierce Collits, an ex-convict in 1823.

This book is Christine’s personal story of restoring one of Australia’s earliest Inns. All travellers crossing the Blue Mountains in 1823 had to come down the notoriously dangerous Cox’s Pass past the Inn on their way to the settlement of Bathurst and other lands to the west. It is one of Australia’s earliest surviving buildings and is rich in history.

Christine Stewart will be speaking both about the restoration of the almost derelict Inn and the writing of the book, thirteen years after selling it.

Orange City Library
Saturday 25 February 2023
2pm – 4pm
Bookings online or call 6393 8132


Sat 25 February
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Local government area
Event contact details (phone/ email)
6393 8132


Orange City Library
147 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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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.

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