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GULGONG Gulgong Pioneers Museum

did you know? BOOMING IN THE GOLD RUSH Heritage Buildings and Streetscape
Gulgong was the town on HERITAGE TOWN FEATURED Lawson with the famous Henry Lawson Festival held
the original ten ON THE ORIGINAL TEN DOLLAR every June long weekend and in the Henry Lawson
dollar note! NOTE, AND IS NOW STEEPED IN Centre Museum.
HISTORY AND GORGEOUSNESS – There is an astonishing collection of Australian
LOCALS GUIDE WHERE LOCAL PASSION memorabilia at the Pioneer’s Museum, along with an
TO GULGONG RUNS DEEP. impressive range of photographs taken in the height
of the gold rush in 1872 known as the Holtermann
Settle in at a cozy country We invite you to step back in time and potter collection.
pub, meet the locals and around the original and narrow bent streets with The Gulgong district is also world-famous for its
high footpaths in our historic town. Gulgong was clays, and both the town and its surroundings are a
share stories founded in the gold rush era when an estimated haven for potters, artists, tapestry workers, artisans
Explore the town’s 20,000 people flocked to the area. and craftspeople. Clay festivals are held in Gulgong
heritage and museums Whilst the streetscape and heritage buildings every three years attracting ceramicists from all over
Take photos of the haven’t changed much since the late 1800’s, you’ll the world. The next festival will take place in 2016.
historic (and beautiful) find a progressive and passionate community eager There’s more to Gulgong than its heritage. We invite
to welcome visitors and share their stories. It’s a you to taste modern local produce across a range of
streetscape real and rare treat. delectable coffee shops and dining experiences.
Attend an iconic event Tom Saunders first struck gold at Red Hill in 1870 Our iconic events include the Henry Lawson Festival
(Henry Lawson Festival, and the old Mine Shaft and Poppet Head are still on every June long weekend, Gulgong Folk Festival in
Gulgong Folk Festival, Red Hill for visitors to see. The heritage listed town December and Gulgong Show in February.
Gulgong Show and more) buildings, many complete with original verandahs You can also find hidden treasures and local produce at
Find hidden gems and and iron-lace balconies, include such gems as The the monthly Gulgong Markets, every 4th Saturday of
local produce at the Prince of Wales Opera House, in which Dame Nellie the month.
Gulgong Markets, held 4th Melba once performed. It is the oldest performing Choose from a selection of quaint B+B’s to centrally
Saturday of every month arts venue still being used for its original intention located motels and pubs to rest your feet before your
in Australia. next day of exploring.
Henry Lawson, although born in Grenfel, went to
school in Eurunderee, between Gulgong and Mudgee.
The old Eurunderee School still stands today and
is being preserved by a group of volunteers for
visitors to explore. The town embraces Henry

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