Step back in time on this private tour as you explore a small town located 80 kilometers from Sydney. It is a small with only 170 permanent residents, a grocery store, a school, a cafe and a post office. You will learn how it was once a bustling town of 8,000 people. During the gold rush days, about 1870, there was a total of five banks, 28 bars and eight churches. At that time, there were many hard-working Chinese people living here.
After facing a declining economy over a period of time, many townspeople relocated. There are still preserved parts of ancient buildings and relics of the 19th century gold rush. It is the New South Wales Wildlife National Park that serves as a new state and maintains historical and cultural monuments. Today’s residents of the small town calmly live here as they love the beauty and tranquility here.
See why this is Australian local artists and many foreign artists favored place. It offers a quaint temperament, the legacy of the gold rush era and the natural colors which inspire many artists.
We will visit the museum with a display of items residents left during the gold rush. Many include parts of the Chinese labor movement. There was a bar restaurant and a small library with a collection of books. We will also meet local residents and spend time learning about their daily lives.