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Join Caitlin Adams as she takes you back-in-time on a historical walking tour that reveals the salubrious and sorrowful lives of Ashfield’s haves and have-nots.

The two hour tour explores the themes of poverty, punishment and charity. This walking tour traces the life of a fictitious working-class woman who might have lived and worked in Ashfield, and the potential life-trajectories of her child.

Commencing at the estates where she would have worked, the tour imagines a fall from grace through illegitimate pregnancy and its consequences. By connecting grand houses to sites of poverty and death, the tour caters to a range of audience tastes through the spectacle of grandeur and the thrill of scandal.

When:    Saturday 8 September, 11.00am-1.00pm
Where:   Starting point: Outside Ashfield Library 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield
Cost:       Free
Contact: or 0421 061 656
Hosted by:  Caitlin Adams