Bear and the Princess are going to go touring in country NSW. We just need to get away because Vevencia has been fighting cancer for 3 years and the latest PET scan looks clear. She has been through so much. Time for a holiday.
I thought might take a picture of every old Post Office and interesting old buildings in the towns we go through.
Continuing from Day 7 – Young to Gulgong NSW this is day 8 …
From the previous post … we had a nice dinner with my cousin Tom and Judy at the Centennial Hotel right across the road from our Motel. Bear had the special “bangers and mash” which is an old Aussie favorite and not had it for years and Vevencia had the best rib fillet steak you have ever tasted. Funny how you forget real food that has never been frozen or wrapped in plastic is. There are no fast food places in Gulgong wonder why? LOL 😉 …
We headed off on foot the next morning to explore …
Gulgong, New South Wales
“Gulgong is a 19th-century gold rush town in the Central Tablelands and the wider Central West regions of the Australian state of New South Wales. The town is situated within the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area. It is located about 300 km (190 mi) north west of Sydney, and about 30 km north of Mudgee along the Castlereagh Highway. At the 2016 Census, Gulgong had a population of 2,521.
Today, much of the 19th century character of the town remains, contributing to its appeal as a tourist destination. Of special interest is the Prince of Wales Opera House, a survivor with a rich history.
An attraction of note is the Gulgong Pioneer Museum, which has a huge collection of thematically-displayed exhibits, ranging from kitchen utensils to complete buildings that have been relocated to a ‘street’ on the site. Apart from tourism and hospitality, local industries include wine production, wool, wheat growing and coal mining.
Yarrobil National Park is located 21 kilometres (13 mi) north west of Gulgong.
The name ‘Gulgong’ is derived from the name used by the traditional inhabitants, the Wiradjuri, for ‘deep waterhole’. Like several towns in this area, it began as a gold mining centre. However, being founded in the 1870s, it was one of the last to be dominated by ‘poor man’s diggings’, that is by individuals without substantial capital investment.
Novelist and bush poet Henry Lawson lived briefly in Gulgong as a child in the early 1870s, while his father sought instant wealth as a miner. A montage of gold rush era Gulgong street scenes was used as a backdrop to the portrait of Lawson on the first Australian ten dollar note (which was in use from 1966 until replaced by a polymer banknote in November 1993). The town and its surrounding district feature in Lawson’s fiction, especially in Joe Wilson and His Mates.
Gulgong is believed to be one of the primary locations in Thomas Alexander Browne’s Robbery under Arms. Australia’s first novelist of note, Browne was police magistrate in the period 1871-81. He once hosted English author Anthony Trollope, who later recorded his impressions of Australia and New Zealand (1875).” Wikipedia
After a cuppa with Tom and Judy we explored the museum …
This is an invaluable legacy for Australia so extensive and in original condition. The State and Federal Governments need to come to the party with funding so it is never lost. My pics don’t do it justice. All Aussies this should be be on your bucket list it shows where you come from.
We went to the local bakery and I got the best steak and kidney pie you have ever had Vevencia was so boring and just had chunky steak. Believe me you have never tasted pies like this!
Bear and Vevencia were knackered and went back to the …
We went to the Centennial Hotel again for dinner the lamb loin chops were magnificent and tender with so many veg I couldn’t eat it all.
We both slept well that night.