Bathurst Pillars Podcast
Bathurst Pillars Podcast
Many Bathurstians will know of the Bathurst Pillars located on the riverbank 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.
About the Bathurst Pillars Podcast
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 are available for ‘on demand’ from the 2MCE website and the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre website.
In our Pillars story this week we hear about a key former member of the St Stanislaus College community who is also well known for his pioneering work with X-Rays.
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 1: INTRODUCTION - WHAT ARE THE PILLARS
Sep 9, 2021 • 18:03
In this first episode of the series Brett and Robin discuss the background to the Pillars of Bathurst and offer a taste of the stories to come.
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 2: ROBERT CODRINGTON
Sep 9, 2021 • 12:19
In this episode Robin tells the story of mounted police trooper Robert Codrington who was killed in the line of duty on Wiagdon Hill on December 1857. His murderers were […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 3: DOMINIQUE AND SUSANNAH POPILARIE
Sep 9, 2021 • 10:31
Dominique and Susannah Popilairie were among to first to receive a plaque on the Pillars of Bathurst and were among the first innkeepers in the region. They have an interesting […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 4: ANNIE BERTHA PARRY
Sep 10, 2021 • 9:05
Annie Bertha Parry was nominated for a Pillars Plaque for the very special role she played in the field of first aid nursing and in particular her contribution to the […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 5: CAROLINE (KATE) KEIGHTLEY
Sep 10, 2021 • 10:31
In this episode, Robin tells the story of a dramatic and courageous night time dash to save the life of her husband from the hands of notorious bushrangers. Caroline Keightley’s […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 6: LEWIS LLOYD
Sep 10, 2021 • 7:50
Lewis Lloyd was popularly known in his lifetime as the colony’s ‘Copper King’. He claimed to have shipped more copper from NSW than any other individual or company. In this […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 7: JOE YATES
Sep 10, 2021 • 12:26
Joe Yates was a talented bush musician who helped preserve an important par of our musical heritage. In this episode, we hear his story and music.
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 8: CHARLES (TIM) MULHOLLAND
Sep 10, 2021 • 11:18
Bathurst born Charles St John Mulholland was nominated for his plaque by the Friends of the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum and as such is remembered for his contribution to […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 9: WILLIAM TREMAIN
Sep 10, 2021 • 11:23
In this episode the role of luck plays an important role in the fortunes of one of Bathurst’s most famous and successful industrialists, miller William Tremain. Originally intending to come […]
BATHURST PILLARS EPISODE 10: MARY ANN ROBERTS
Sep 23, 2021 • 11:23
Mary Ann Roberts was the first colonial wife and mother to live in the Bathurst Settlement. With her three small children, she arrived in late 1816 on the completion of […]
Visit the Pillars of Bathurst
If you have been enjoying the podcast and want to visit the Pillars of Bathurst. You can find them in the Macquarie River Bicentennial Park near the Ohkuma Japanese Gardens.