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Meet Author Andrew Tink at Wentworth Mine, Lucknow Sunday 3rd Nov

Author Andrew Tink to visit Orange

Author Andrew Tink to visit Lucknow

This year marks the bicentenary of the first crossing of the Blue Mountains by explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. We invite you to come along to a special event. Meet author Andrew Tink when he talks about his book William Charles Wentworth: Australia’s greatest native son at historic Wentworth Mine, Lucknow on Sunday 3rd November at 3pm. The mine opens at 2.30pm and entry to the mine is $2 for adults.  Please call the Library on 6393 8132 to let us know you are coming along to assit with seating and catering.

Andrew Tink was shadow attorney-general and shadow leader of the House in the New South Wales Parliament until March 2006. Since stepping back from politics Andrew has concentrated on two of his great passions: writing and history. His book William Charles Wentworth is the first comprehensive biography of Wentworth.

Wentworth built up a property empire and his pastoral vision included purchasing land at Lucknow in the 1830s. This was where the Wentworth Mine shaft and poppet head, along with the rest of the Lucknow gold mining field, was later established. An explorer, a master political manipulator, a barrister, a newspaper proprietor and a physical giant of a man who was afraid of nothing and no one, William Charles Wentworth was in every sense Australia’s founding father. His story is the story of colonial Australia. See you there!




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