Re-enactment of the Capture of the Clarkes
The 150th anniversary re-enactment will be at 2.30pm at the Braidwood Showground,
Saturday 29th April 2017. Admittance to the showground will be available from 12.30pm (not before).
The re-creation of the six hour gun battle will be historically accurate but condensed to about half an hour. Twenty local people will be playing the parts, including the Clarke brothers, five plain clothed police, eight uniformed mounted police and the Berry family.
Prepaid ticketing is essential to allow traffic flow into the area.
Adults $10.00, Children aged 6-15, $5.00 (5 and under free), Family $30.00.
plus booking surcharge
The official dinner- 6.30pm at the Showground Pavilion Hall, Saturday 29th April 2017.
The buffet dinner will commence with hors d’oeuvres, followed by mains with a choice of two sliced meats, assorted roasted vegetables and salad, a choice of 3 delicious deserts and continuous tea and coffee.
Wine, beer or other drinks can be purchased at the bar.
Local folk group, Ballyhooley will provide an appropriate mix of Irish and Australian folk music.
There will be addresses by New South Wales Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, Senior New South Wales Police, President of Braidwood & District Historical Society and Braidwood Community Bank.
Pre-paid ticketing is essential to arrange the catering. There will be no tickets available at the door.
There are only 200 places available. Reserve your place for $60.00 per head.
plus booking surcharge
Re-enactment of the trial of the Clarkes
This will take place in the historic Braidwood Court House. There will be 3 sessions to maximise the number who can attend, 9am, 11am and 2.00pm on Sunday 30th April.
The re-enactment will involve a condensed version of the original trial, using the actual court transcripts of the day read by Braidwood residents.
Each session is limited to 100 people so pre-ticketing is essential and you need to book your preferred session. Bookings for each session will be on a first come basis.
Reserve your place for $5.00 per head. plus booking surcharge
Film The Legend of Ben Hall 9.30am in the historic National Theatre, Braidwood
Before the Clarke gang emerged as Braidwood districts’ biggest threat to law and order, Ben Hall and his gang were active in the area. In March 1865, at the height of their notoriety, the Hall gang attempted to rob the Araluen gold escort. The actual wagon used in the escort is on display in the Braidwood museum.
'The Legend of Ben Hall' is a new film by Matthew Holmes. It is an historically accurate account of the the gang's activities in 1864, when Hall, John Gilbert and John Dunn go on a spree of robberies and crimes across New South Wales. After the killing of two policemen, they become the most wanted men in colony. When the Government moves to declare them outlaws that can shot on sight, Ben Hall makes desperate plans to flee the colony; with such a large bounty on their heads, treachery abounds where they least expect it.
Our week-end of bushranging provides a great opportunity to experience this recently released enthralling film as a prelude to the Re-enactment of the Capture of the Clarkes.