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Ball and chain trilogy

Ball and chain trilogy is celebrating the three populations who inhabited the Avon valley, The first people, settlers and convicts left behind many marvellous stories, gorgeous art and delightful music. You are invited to the historic York Courthouse Complex to relive history through stories, music and poems.

1- In his full trooper uniform, Leigh Carmichael – a retired police man himself – will take us every Saturday morning at 11 am for the trooper tour. A real accurate account of life in York, emphasising Trooper and convict life.

2 – Every Sunday at 11 am enjoy the extraordinary story of Dr Henry Landor, whose quest to heal himself led him to be a discoverer, a pioneer breeder and a magistrate. His experience in WA crystallised his human-loving nature. Come and learn about this unique philanthropist.

3 – Ball and Chain, a musical, will take place on the open air stage in the Courthouse stables. Again, we celebrate the three populations through music, poems and story telling from 7 pm. Please BYO and share this event with us.

4 – The Courthouse Museum and Art Galleries opened in February 2022. Comprising 12 galleries, the main court room, the historic convict built court of petty crimes, the stables and the trooper cottage. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Event dates

Event Details

132 Avon Terrace, York, Western Australia

York Courthouse Museum and Art Galleries, Avon Terrace


1- open from 10-4 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for regular visits
2- Trooper Tour every Saturday morning from 11-12 during the festival from 10th of April to 14th of May
3- The Landor tour every Sunday from 11-12 during the festival period from 10th of April to 14th of May
4- the Ball and Chain Musical will be at 7 pm on the 29th of April in the outdoor stage in the courthouse stables
5- The Simon Nevill lecture on the 6th of May at 7 pm presentation by the best who described and explored the western deserts. It will be in the main court

Entry fees:
Adults $ 10, Children $ 5.00, Concession $ 5, Family $ 25.00, Members $ 5.00
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities: