Tell Us Your Story Collection

Tell us your story is an initiative that has been created by the Bathurst 200 team in an effort to collect personal stories of those with a link to Bathurst. The Tell us your story collection is a compilation of stories that show the spirit of giving, the unique characters, important personal and public milestones and cherished memories from those who form the fabric of our community. Collection of Stories


History is a Key Element of our Bicentenary Celebrations in 2015

The Wiradjuri people are the traditional custodians of the land on which Bathurst now resides and as such are the foundation stone for the story of Bathurst. Read more

Surveyor-General George Evans' party were the first new colonials to create footprints across the Blue Mountains from Sydney in 1813. Evans resturned to Sydney to inform Governor Macquarie of the beauty and potential of the Bathurst plains. Governor Macquarie commissioned William Cox to build a road through to Bathurst. In 1815 on the 7 May, Bathurst was proclaimed a town. Read more

Today Bathurst is a thriving, culturally diverse community that boasts high quality education facilities from early childhood to university level (Charles Sturt University), industrial and agricultural investments, a growing tourism profile and, at its heart, a wonderful country lifestyle. Read more


Education Resources for Primary and Secondary

We have compiled a range of curriculum-appropriate resource materials to assist teachers and students who are learning the history of Bathurst, Australia's oldest inland settlement. Read more


Media Kit

For more information about Bathurst 200, visit the Media Kit page that provides you with additional resources including an information kit, heritage week flyer and the Bathurst 200 logo. Read more


Image Gallery

A range of images from Bathurst 200 events and projects. Gallery