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Sep 14, 2016 - Gulgong

Wednesday 14th September Gulgong This is the town which is featured on the old paper $10 note. It is a most charming historical town where the buildings have been left without being modernised and if one took the cars out of the streets it is very easy to imagine a horse and buggy tide up outside of the different shops. The streets are very narrow and the old shops are wonderful but of course sadly many of them are now empty. The Poet Henry Lawson was from here and there is a museum dedicated to his life and his work. His picture was on...

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New South Wales 2016

Sep 14, 2016 - in Gulgong - museums

Wednesday 14th Sep - in Gulgong - museums Not moving today so we can have a lazy morning, RonG took the weather bureau seriously and put an annex end up to cope with the heavy rain expected. (Seriously now, I ask you, why would anyone take the weather bureau seriously??) Actually , it did start raining mid afternoon, but wasn’t too heavy. We headed into the town after lunch. This is the town (Gulgong) that used to be featured on the original $10 notes (i.e. the paper ones). It showed a side profile of Henry Lawson (the poet) plus etchings...

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Sep 13, 2016 - Gunnedah

Tuesday 13th Off to Gunnedah Good drive today and we can honestly say we have never seen the countryside looking so green. We drove through Gunnedah which is much bigger than I expected and a very nice town and busy. It has an Aldi, a Millers etc so that makes it important! Stopped at the Black Stump rest area where there were about 6 other vans parked so we made our way to have lunch in a nice park at Mullaley. The war Memorial was a Large Granite Block bearing the names of the service men and women who had served from this area. Beside...

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New South Wales 2016

Sep 13, 2016 - Lake Keepit to Gulgong

Tuesday 13th Sept - from Lake Keepit to Gulgong Bit of a waste watching Ch7 to see Keperra Sanctuary - they got about 3mins exposure each half hour. We think Jim was smart - didn’t see him - he must have stayed in bed. Disappointed to be leaving Lake Keepit, we have had such a relaxing time here. We are expecting to have rain over the next few days as another rain front comes across from Sth Aus. The poor people in Vic and the southern parts of NSW had floods a couple of weeks back and now they are being told to expect more flooding....

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Oct 11, 2015 - Mudgee – Gulgong - 62km

Weather : perfect Vibe: excellent A rain shower this morning looked like a potential dreary day of ridIng but it had cleared by the time we started Nice cycling conditions with mostly flat roads and only one gravel road. The support vehicle follows with a flashing light and a huge 'Caution, cyclists ahead' sign Yummy morning tea stop at a country hall. Kerrie had lots of home made goodies and fruit. She'd even made gluten free egg muffins for! Yum yum Ray, Ian and I pulled away from the group with about 20km to go and we ended up...

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Jul 4, 2014 - Gulgong; Henry Lawson was here....

Tonight we are in Lawson Territory, beautiful Gulgong, the town on the AU$10 note... When I was a lad I served a term (or several) at West Como School and we had a Henry Lawson Festival held in the park behind our house. The orations were delivered by us school kids and Leonard Teale. 6th Class had to recite “Australian Engineers”; I think I can still remember most of it; Ah, well! but the case seems hopeless, and the pen might write in vain; The people gabble of old things over and over again. For the sake of the sleek importer we slave...

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Jan 6, 2005 - The Blue Mountains and the Warrumbungles!

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS we did as a seperate trip before leaving Sydney. Basically all the tour guides are so clued up on everything and do around 5 different stops during the whole day to different points of interst and load you with facts all day about where you're driving through etc. THE WARRUMBUNGLES is basically a national park with lots of bush walks etc. On the way here we stopped and did some wine tasting and it was just a taste, tiny little measure - not enough to get drunk on! =( Afterwards, we went to the hostel - err, kinda! It was...

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