BATHURST Regional Council was presented with a special gift from Charles Sturt University yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the settlement of the city.
Deputy mayor Ian North received 500 copies of Dr Robin McLachlan’s new book, From Flag Staff to Town Square – A Guide to the Government Settlement Heritage Trail, on behalf of council.
From Flag Staff to Town Square is an illustrated guidebook to the Bathurst Government Settlement precinct and acts to support the interpretation signage for a heritage walk created by the Bathurst Regional Council.
The books were handed over by CSU vice-chancellor Professor Andrew Vann and Dr McLachlan ahead of a formal presentation of the book at a bicentenary luncheon this Thursday.
“Charles Sturt University and its predecessor institutions have grown and developed with, and as part of, Bathurst,” Professor Vann said.
“The university is proud to be an integral part of the educational, cultural and economic landscape of the region, and congratulates Bathurst Regional Council on its achievements to date.
“The university has a strong commitment to working for the betterment of the community into the future.
“I am delighted to present From Flag Staff to Town Square – A Guide to the Government Settlement Heritage Trail as a gift from the university to the Bathurst community on the occasion of the bicentenary of the establishment of Bathurst.
“I congratulate and thank the author, adjunct senior lecturer Dr Robin McLachlan, on his fine work, and note the contribution of another university staff member, Ms Natasha Townsend, for the value she has brought to this book as its graphic designer.”