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Ben at Home
This interview with an actor playing Ben Chifley celebrates the 75th anniversary of Ben Chifley becoming Australia’s 16th Prime Minister.
Presented by the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre and Museums Bathurst, Ben at Home is written by David Hay with special thanks to historian Sam Malloy and introduces Vince Melton as ‘Chif’. Produced by Ribbon Gang Advertising Agency.
This episode of Ben at Home is the first in a series about Ben and Elizabeth Chifley.
Sit back and enjoy the presentation.
An Evening with a Local Statesman
‘ An Evening with a Local Statesman’ is a presentation to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Ben Chifley becoming the 16th Prime Minister of Australia. Presented by the Bathurst & District Historical Society by Kim Bagot-Hiller, Archivist at the Bathurst and District Historical Society and Great Great Niece of Ben Chifley. Her grandmother Mary Burdette (Burdie) Chifley was Ben’s eldest niece.
Mrs Chifley's Recipes
Make cakes, deserts and even soap from Mrs Chifley’s Recipes
Railway Cake. – Take on and a half cups of flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons butter, 4 tablespoons milk, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, drop of essence. Rub the butter, baking powder and salt into the flour, beat eggs and sugar well together; add milk ad mix into the flour. Bake in a flat tin in a quick oven.