in partnership with Bathurst Regional Council
Tagged as history, talk
Pillars of Bathurst, first launched on Proclamation Day, 14 May, will provide the storytelling component of the project. In each program, host Brett Van Heekeren and historian Dr Robin McLachlan talk about an individual ‘pillar’, the history, the story and the relevance today. There will be approximately 40 stories to be told and following each broadcast the programs will be available for 'on demand' from the 2MCE website and the Bathurst Regional Council website.
Many Bathurstians will know of the Bathurst Pillars located on the river bank near the Ohkuma Japanese Garden. But do you know the origin of the pillars? In the 1990s, Bathurst City Council purchased the cast iron veranda posts from the historic Royal Hotel in William Street. These posts are now part of the Pillars of Bathurst project which was created as a cultural heritage memorial garden. The aim is to remember the contributions and achievements of the many people who were once important to the development of the Bathurst community but for whom there were no other memorials.