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Old mining towns of NSW

I'll add to this gallery as I find and scan old pictures, or make new trips to Newnes, Joadja, Yerranderie, Sofala or Hill End. Newnes, Joadja and Hartley Vale were shale-mining centres, Yerranderie was silver and tin, Sofala and Hill End were gold. These are all virtual "ghost towns" now. All are within range of a weekend expedition from my home. There are more "ghost town" pictures taken more recently and much further away in my "First Trip Outback" galleries.

27/10/04: Drove to Newnes today, by myself, and took pictures to update this gallery.

13/05/05: And again today, with daughter #3 Cate, and took a few more pictures.

27/02/06: Visited Joadja. A gate on the road in was padlocked; and a sign said "CLOSED". You pay for conducted "heritage tours" apparently. But I climbed through the gate, took some pictures which are an improvement on those from my old scanned negatives taken 12 years ago.

01/05/10: A day at Glen Davis. The ruins are from a short-lived venture extracting oil from shale. (as in "Shale oil acquaintance be forgot") Great scenery on the way: see also: http://www.pbase.com/lambsfeathers/glendavis

05/11/12: A return visit to Yerranderie, documented in a separate gallery: http://www.pbase.com/lambsfeathers/yerranderie2012
 Relic of Steel Works - 1
Relic of Steel Works - 1
Relic of Steel Works - 2
Relic of Steel Works - 2
 Relic of Steel Works - 3
Relic of Steel Works - 3
Former Newnes Hotel
Former Newnes Hotel
Former railway station
Former railway station
1911 Plan on NPWS info board
1911 Plan on NPWS info board
The signs said Naphtha Plant
The signs said "Naphtha Plant"
More information
More information
Remains of coke ovens
Remains of coke ovens
Paraffin Sheds
"Paraffin Sheds"
Unidentified ruins near the Paraffin Sheds
Unidentified ruins near the Paraffin Sheds
Looking north from the Paraffin Sheds
Looking north from the "Paraffin Sheds"
Old wagons from the Newnes train line
Old wagons from the Newnes train line
Modern building in Newnes campground
Modern building in Newnes campground
Campground at Newnes
Campground at Newnes
Hill End Post Office
Hill End Post Office
Former Courthouse, now Police Station
Former Courthouse, now Police Station
Craigmoor
Craigmoor
The former Hospital, now the Visitor Centre
The former Hospital, now the Visitor Centre
Hill End Church
Hill End Church
Hill End Relics
Hill End Relics
Balcony, with poplars, Hill End, NSW
Balcony, with poplars, Hill End, NSW
Old cottage and garden
Old cottage and garden
Traffic in Hill End
Traffic in Hill End
Turon Valley
Turon Valley
Distant valley
Distant valley
Road to Joadja
Road to Joadja
Remains of house, Joadja
Remains of house, Joadja
Joadja Visitors Day
Joadja Visitors Day
First class ruin
First class ruin
Carrington Row, Joadja
Carrington Row, Joadja
Joadja Chimney
Joadja Chimney
Joadja - old cottages
Joadja - old cottages
Another good ruin
Another good ruin
Old graves at Joadja - 1
Old graves at Joadja - 1
Old graves at Joadja - 2
Old graves at Joadja - 2
Old house site, Joadja
Old house site, Joadja
Joadja School
Joadja School
Joadja ruins
Joadja ruins
Bushfire, neglect, abandoned.
Bushfire, neglect, abandoned.
Wombat
Wombat
School of Arts
School of Arts
Worker's cottages
Worker's cottages
Sign and Cottage Interior
Sign and Cottage Interior
Industrial ruins in the bush
Industrial ruins in the bush
Main street of Yerranderie
Main street of Yerranderie
Old Post Office, Yerranderie
Old Post Office, Yerranderie
Memento More, Yerranderie
Memento More, Yerranderie
Yerranderie Visitors
Yerranderie Visitors
Yerranderie Cottage
Yerranderie Cottage
Yerranderie boarding house
Yerranderie boarding house
Restored  boarding-house parlour
Restored boarding-house parlour
Slippery Norris's house
Slippery Norris's house
Bottle Collection in the museum
Bottle Collection in the museum
Once a family home
Once a family home
Remains of Silver Peak Mine
Remains of Silver Peak Mine
Silver Peak Mine, Yerranderie
Silver Peak Mine, Yerranderie
Yerranderie Birdlife
Yerranderie Birdlife
Crimson Rosella, Yerranderie
Crimson Rosella, Yerranderie
Yerranderie View
Yerranderie View
Byrnes Gap
Byrnes Gap
Yerranderie Sky
Yerranderie Sky
Hartley Vale
Hartley Vale
Old Public Buildings, Sofala
Old Public Buildings, Sofala
Sofala General Store
Sofala General Store
Sofala Main Street
Sofala Main Street
Derelict House, Sofala
Derelict House, Sofala
Dog in the main street
Dog in the main street
Former gaol
Former gaol
Waterhole near Sofala
Waterhole near Sofala
Gnome-infested garden
Gnome-infested garden
Glen Davis Ruins
Glen Davis Ruins
Remains of Workshops
Remains of Workshops
Tour Group
Tour Group
Retorts
Retorts
Tour guide Bill
Tour guide Bill
Mine chimney
Mine chimney
Main street
"Main street"
Glen Davis relics
Glen Davis relics
The Parthenon
"The Parthenon"
Retorts
Retorts
The Retorts
The Retorts