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DVD of Songs from the Collits’ Inn Operetta

In 2007, we attended a special evening in Melbourne organised by Jonathan Harvey, who had done an M.A. on the Collits’ Inn Operetta. He arranged for four singers from the Victorian State Opera to perform the songs, a local historian to write a linking script, and Charles (Bud) Tingwell, one of Australia’s most well-known actors, …

Collits’ Inn: Uncovering the Past Surprises found in restoring this 1823 Australian icon

Collits’ Inn sits at the foot of Mount York, in Hartley Vale, just on the other side of the Blue Mountains. The Inn was built by Pierce Collits, an ex-convict, in 1823. This book is my personal story of restoring one of Australia’s earliest Inns. All travellers crossing the Blue Mountains in 1823 had to …