News & Events

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


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.

Australian Flags

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

From Solidarity, Passion and Commitment Big Things Grow

130th Anniversary Great Shearers Strike

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


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.


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

Family Fun Day Market Stalls

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.

Labour Day Parade

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

NEB Opening 2021 Stage 1

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


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.