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Week Starting 15th August 2022

Merriwa District Progress Association


Merriwa Hospital Auxiliary Inc.


Merriwa Hospital Auxiliary Inc. would like to invite all to our Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 19th August, 2022 at 2pm. The meeting will be held at Merriwa RSL Club meeting room. All welcome. As we are not in our Hospital rooms there will be no afternoon tea available this AGM. Unfortunately our guest speaker has had to withdraw. We may be able to find another so turn up for the meeting and see. See you all on Friday 19th at 2pm.

Elaine Sparrow – Secretary.

Merriwa Tennis Club


Merriwa Tennis Club will be holding a meeting on 25th August at 6pm at Merriwa Sports Club NSW

Merriwa Gallery


The next Merriwa area, mixed media, all ages Exhibition is locked in. Set up is to take place on Thursday 8th and opening gathering Friday 9th of December.
The exhibition will run over two weekends until Festive season closure, but will remain for window viewers until the kick off in the new year.
Plenty of time to get excited and creative!
Follow the Merriwa Gallery on Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest exhibitions and events. 


Lino Printing Workshop with Ellie Matthews

Two three hour workshops. Cost $20 per participant to cover cost of materials. Max participants 4 per session. A brief intro overview of lino printing.

Thursday 18 August, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Sunday 21 August, 10.30am to 2.30pm 

Merriwa Gallery, 133 Bettington St, Merriwa

For more details please email ellie.matthews72@outlook.com


Etching and Lino Exhibition

Etching works by local visual arts teacher and artist Hannah Waters, and Lino Printing works from new resident Ellie Matthews.
Date: 12 to 25 August 2022.
Venue: Merriwa Gallery, 133 Bettington St, Merriwa
Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm (unless by arrangement)
For more details: Email ellie.matthews72@outlook.com


‘Our First Teachers’ an exhibition by Natasha Kellett and Rosslyn Thomson

The Merriwa Gallery is proud to represent this exhibition opening on the 26 August .

Tash and Roz are sisters who are proud descendants of the Gomeroi people, who have grown up on Wonnarua Country and are active members of their community.

Roz and Tash share that the exhibition is called ‘Our First Teachers’ as knowledge is passed down by our ancestors and is also embedded in our veins as blood memory. It is also about
truth-telling and understanding our shared history is a vital stage towards healing our future.

Most of the work to be displayed has been hand crafted by Tash such as the stone tools, naturally tanned animal skins, bush medicines, wooden tools and a Gunyah (hut/ shelter). Roz creates woven baskets, rope and jewellery using traditional and contemporary materials.

Dates: 26 August to the 8 September 2022

Venue: Merriwa Gallery, 133 Bettington St, Merriwa

Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm (unless by arrangement)

For more details email ellie.matthews72@outlook.com


Weaving Workshops with Rosslyn Thomson

Merriwa Gallery is proud to offer these two weaving workshops with Rosslyn Thompson.

Dates: Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September 2022

Venue: Merriwa Gallery, 133 Bettington St, Merriwa

All the details. Please email ellie.matthews72@outlook.com


Local Land Services 


Farmers and land managers are invited to one of our free field days to learn about traditional cultural burning land management practices and how these might benefit restoration and management of woodland remnants and understorey on farms! The field days will include an information session with Den Barber, a Cultural Burn Practitioner at Yarrabin Cultural Connections, followed by a cultural burn demonstration within remnants of Box-Gum Grassy Woodland. Each field day will provide an opportunity to share knowledge and understand the benefits of traditional land management practices for modern farming and woodland restoration.

Details of events:
Wednesday 24 August or Thursday 25 August 2022
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Golden Highway, Merriwa

Locations of the field days will be provided on confirmation of attendance.

RSVP by Friday 19 August 2022 via this link.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided (free)


Royal Hotel Cassilis


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The Melbourne Cup Ladies Day is back and better than ever!
Not only the race that stops the nation but also a perfect day out to catch up, with entertainment, fashion, good food, and drinks.
Join us for the Royal Hotel’s Classic Melbourne Cup lunch.
Prizes for best dressed, live coverage of the big race, sweeps, and some lucky door prizes!


 Upper Hunter Community Services Inc 


Click here for further information on Toybox by Upper Hunter Community Services Inc. 

You will also find a brochure with information here




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