Did you know that if it weren’t for a wealthy businessman and his complicated love life Dubbo might not have gotten its first hospital?


Several people had found gold in New South Wales before the success claimed by E.H. Hargraves ay Ophir near Orange. They included a shepherd named McGregor who resided in the Wellington district, Assistant Surveyor J W.B. Clarke, and Count Strzelecki the Polish explorer.

Bathurst – History

BATHURST FRONT PAGE BATHURST HISTORY BEN CHIFLEY BATHURST INFO BATHURST WINES ETC. Bathurst History Bathurst – the arrival of the Europeans 1813 The first Europeans walked the Bathurst Plains in 1813 and were Assistant Surveyor George Evans  and the members of his exploration team. The group included James Burns or Byrnes, John John Grover and […]

Montefiores Wellington NSW


Now a nearby “suburb” of Wellington, Montefiores was once a private village and is actually older than Wellington.

Yuranigh’s Grave Historic Site

The Yuranigh Grave and historic site is just off the Mitchell Highway 4km east of Molong. (3km SE of Molong Yuranigh Road, Molong, NSW 2866) As well as the grave site there are historic and rare Aboriginal carved trees. Yuranigh was the famous Aboriginal guide who was employed by the Surveyor-General, Sir Thomas Mitchell to accompany him on his explorations.