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‘The Purple Copper’s Secret’ Book Launch

Fri 3 November at 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm


Join local author Christine Bailey at the Hub for the launch of her very special book “The Purple Copper’s Secret”. It’s a book with something for all ages, exploring a beautiful species of butterfly.

Senior Local Land Services Officer Allan Wray and Lithgow City Council Landcare coordinator Steven Fleischmann will also speak about their work monitoring the butterfly. They have considerable firsthand knowledge of the Purple Copper Butterfly’s ecology and habitat restoration, and fascinating images to accompany their information.

Learn why biodiversity is so important to our existence and how volunteers can help the butterfly survive and thrive.

There will be an accompanying photographic display of the Purple Copper’s lifecycle, courtesy of Ray Mjadwesch, and of other butterflies in the region and parts of Australia, courtesy of Alan Hyman.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the evening (cash or bank transfer), with all sales proceeds going to Local Landcare to assist with conservation efforts.



Fri 3 November
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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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.

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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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