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Find information, resources, and updates from the Australian Workers Heritage Centre and the surrounding regions, including media releases, articles and archived newsletters.

Jerry Coleby-Williams with the Young Un at the Australian Workers Herit Centre Barcaldine.

We were lucky enough to have Jerry Coleby-Williams from Gardening Australia visit us at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre in September 2023.

May Day Celebrations for 2023 Information Leaflet

The May Day Committee invites everyone - children, adults, sporting organisations, charity committees, businesses and schools to enter and nominate a float in the Procession.

Guests seated at tables at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre Industry Luncheon at Victoria Park Golf Complex

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre hosted their Inaugural Industry Fundraising Luncheon at Victoria Park Golf Complex on 9th March 2023

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk marching in Barcaldine at the Labour Day Parade Barcaldine

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Cabinet Ministers led Barcaldine's 2021 Labour Day March.  Browse through our photo gallery from the memorable Labour Day Parade.

Matya Performance at Tree of Knowledge Festival

The Tree of Knowledge Festival kicked off once again at the Workers Heritage Centre on Friday Night April 30th and was truly a Community Celebration Evening.

Photo of the Australian Flag

In 2021, the Australian Workers Heritage Centre celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

From Solidarity, Passion and Commitment Big Things Grow

Portrait of the Unionist Prisoners from the Great Shearers Strike of 1891

2021 commemorates the 130th anniversary of the Great Shearer's Strike of 1891

People marching in the Labour Day Parade Barcaldine 2023

Cabinet Minister Mick de Brenni led Barcaldine's 2023 Labour Day March. Browse through our photo gallery from the memorable Labour Day Parade held in Barcaldine.

Children participating in a three-legged race at the Family Fun Day.

The Barcaldine May Day Committee is proud to be celebrating 35 years of the May Day Parade. Hosted in the grounds of the Australian Workers Heritage Centre.

May Day March and Celebrations 2022

The May Day Committee invites everyone - young, old, children, adults, sporting organisations, businesses, hospital and schools to enter a float in the May Day March

People in attendance at the Tree of Knowledge Family Fun Day

The Labour Day March finished at the Australian Workers Heritage Centre where parade participants and visitors were then invited to enjoy the Free Family Day.

Gurrugurru

The Barcaldine Regional Council in conjunction with the Tree of Knowledge Festival Committee is presenting Gurrugurru (Everyone coming together)

Market Stalls and people at the Tree of Knowledge Family Fun Day

The Barcaldine May Day Committee is proud to be celebrating 33 years of the May Day Parade. Hosted in the grounds of the Australian Workers Heritage Centre.

People marching in the Labour Day Parade in main stree of Barcaldine.

Commemorate the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians and recognize workers' contributions towards the nation's economy this May Day.

Three Procession Floats Travelling Through Bundaberg

It's a time to consider the history of Labour Day and its wider significance, with its connection to the Australian ideals of mateship and egalitarianism.

Families participating in an Easter Egg Hunt at AWHC 2023

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for the community of Barcaldine and its surrounding areas on 1st April 2023.

A girl in a potato sack at the Tree of Knowledge Festival Family Fun Day

The Barcaldine May Day Committee is proud to be celebrating 34 years of the May Day Parade. Hosted in the grounds of the Australian Workers Heritage Centre.

People at the Opening of the New Entrance Building in 2021 Stage 1

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk officially opened Stage One of the Australian Workers Heritage Centre's New Entrance Building the - ' Long Paddock.'

Matya - a theatrical store of the Sun and Moon in song, music, dance, costuming and animation

Central West Aboriginal Corporation in collaboration with Red Ridge Interior Queensland present Matya - A magical performance about the Sun Moon.

New Entrance Building Rendering

The AWHC's long anticipated 'Main Street Entrance Project' opens in May 2021, featuring the construction of a new multi-purpose building housing a cafe and retail outlet. 

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