April 26, 2013

Ben Hall Weekend 2013 Bathurst Newsletter No 2 April

The idea of our e-newsletter has been received extremely well. This is the second edition and I hope you enjoy reading the information in it. Remember any suggestions or additions would be appreciated and considered.

We have been informed that the Bathurst Court House will be open for tours as well as housing some of the historic displays on the Saturday afternoon. This historic building, situated in Russell Street opposite Kings Parade, was constructed in a neoclassical style which features Greek revival and Renaissance elements by a local builder David Jones. The building, which cost ₤47,000, was opened on the 16th July, 1880, by the Hon Francis Bligh Suttor, Minister for Justice and from the well known local Suttor family of ‘Brucedale’.

Booking are now open for the Ben Hall Raid Dinner with guest speaker Peter Smith who will give the address entitled “Heroes to Villains.” Cost is $60 per head, B.Y.O. and Colonial costumes encouraged. Bookings at Bathurst District Historical Society, P.O. Box 237, Bathurst NSW 2795 or personally to the BDHS Museum. East Wing, Bathurst Court House, Russell Street, Bathurst. Phone 63308455 - best times 11am – 2pm from Tuesday to Sunday or email info@bathursthistory.org.au Book early with payment due within 14 days.

Alan McRae, FAIHA, President Bathurst District Historical Society

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