Vern Moffitt commemorative plaque laying

Vern Moffitt commemorative plaque laying

You are warmly invited to the laying of a commemorative
plaque in the Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park.
We will salute someone who understood the dangers in division
and fought tirelessly to combine his three passions.
All welcome
Sunday, 30 June ’19
11:15 Coach pick-up at Lithgow Railway Station
11:30 Pick-up at Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
11:40 Arrive at Dobbs Drift Lookout
Midday Refreshments, Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park
1:00 Commemorative plaque ceremony
2:00 BBQ lunch and tours of park
3:15 Coach to Lithgow Railway Station
Vern Moffitt
1924–2001: Of his day but focussed on the future
a staunch unionist, proud coal miner and
(with wife Joyce) a committed environmentalist.
Two pagodas in the incomparable Gardens of
Stone National Park are named in their memory.

State Mine Heritage Park

Science at the Local

Science at the Local

Popular community science series makes first appearance in Lithgow

Tales from a travelling engineer and ecologist headline the first Science at the Local in Lithgow
The popular community science initiative Science at the Local is holding its first event in Lithgow on Sunday June 30, from 2:30pm at Lithgow Workies. The event is free and all are welcome.
Dr Eva Cheng from at the University of Technology, Sydney will be speaking about her career in engineering, which has featured music, humanitarian technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Also speaking will be Dr Peter Smith, an environmental consultant, on “Trying (and sometimes failing) to use science for international aid projects.”
“Science at the Local is all about deepening the connection between science and the local community,” said co-founder Kevin Joseph, a high school teacher in Winmalee. “We’re expecting the same appetite for engaging, community-centred science in the Lithgow area as we’ve seen for the last five years in the lower Blue Mountains.”
Dr Cheng is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Women in Engineering and Information Technology at UTS. A telecommunications engineer with a passion for music, she collaborates with musicians, visual artists, architects, biologists and non-profit organisations on various multimedia research projects. Dr Cheng has travelled with students to Cambodia, India, Vietnam and Timor-Leste, taking the classroom into the world to explore humanitarian engineering.
Dr Smith has spent more than 30 years in environmental management and research with a particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation and climate change. By 2013 he had well and truly had enough of being a public servant, so he decided to see if he could take his experience and training in a rich developed country, and use it in the developing world. Since then he has served as Chair for the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management in Oceania and as an independent consultant on projects in the Pacific, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
“We’re so excited to be holding our first event at Lithgow,” said co-founder Hamish Clarke, a bushfire researcher at the University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University. “Stay tuned for a second event on November 3, on gut microbiology – your poo and you – and the science of medicinal marijuana.”
Also coming up in the 2019 program is a special event at Springwood Country Club on August 4 to launch Science Week in NSW, and regular events at Springwood Sports Club on 28 July, 15 September and 24 November, with topics including tree mortality, ancient fossils, quantum physics and the Yarramundi forensic science facility.
To get involved, go to
The initiative is supported by Energy Australia, Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government.

Where: Lithgow Workies, Tank St, Lithgow
When: Sunday June 30, 2:30pm – 4pm
Contact: Hamish Clarke, 0458 105 269

Lithgow workies

Celtic Trio

Celtic Trio

Celtic harper Martyn Cook appears in concert with Kate Woolfe and Rebecca Daniel, playing a selection of favourites drawn from traditional music of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with classical and modern repertoire. Poetry, stories, myth and legend are skillfully intertwined with music, to stir and intrigue. An unmissable, exclusive musical soiree at Lithgow’s premier art and music hub.
$10 – includes complimentary glass of wine

Gang Gang Gallery

206 Main Street. Lithgow

0408 514 440



Daffodils at Rydal

With the arrival of spring the Rydal village will be ablaze with golden daffodils.
Your entry ticket gives you free entry to all the gardens, exhibitions, historical buildings and musical events.
Park at the Rydal Showground and there will be a free hop on hop off bus to take you round the village.
There will be an all day bbq, light refreshments and morning and afternoon teas
This year the Rydal Railway Station turns 150 . The station building will be open and from September you can book short term stays in the station in what was once the Station Master’s residence.
Entry tickets for Daffodils at Rydal will be available at the Rydal Railway Station information desk and the Rydal Showground Kiosk

For further information and to download a brochure
Ring 0438 831248 or 63593237
Email or

Lithgow Halloween

Lithgow Halloween 2019

Lithgow Halloween 19 bursts into life Saturday 26 October with spectacular entertainment and creative costumes.
Have your costumes at the ready and prepare to be immersed in the next installment of Lithgow Halloween. Australia’s biggest Halloween themed street party explodes into life at 3pm and will keep you spellbound until 10pm.
There will be market stalls selling an amazing selection of giftware and food plus street performers, two live stages and lots more.
With live entertainment and amusement rides there is something for everyone.

Lithgow Library