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Red Hands Cave | Megalong Valley | Woodford Academy Heritage Building | Valley Heights Rail Museum | Wentworth Falls and National Pass | Glen Davis and the Capertee Valley | Empire Pass | Waterfalls near Hazelbrook | The Carrington Hotel | Nepean River and the Lower Blue Mountains | Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah | Mount Banks, Mount Wilson and the Grose Valley | Katoomba - Leura - Mt Hay | Newnes, Deep Pass, and the Glow Worm Tunnel | The Everglades at Leura | Towards the Colo / Bob Turner's Track | The Gorge Track | Walls Lookout Track | Two secret waterholes | Jenolan Caves

Glen Davis and the Capertee Valley

A day with a camera in a part of the world I haven't been in for about forty years. An advantage of being real old is that I can't remember the place at all, so it's a brand new experience.

There was a refinery at Glen Davis, producing petrol and other products from shale, and a town laid out like a mini-Canberra. But it cost twice as much to make petrol from shale as it did to import it, and the whole industry was shut down in 1954. The ruins are interesting, and worth the long walk to see them, but not exactly picturesque. The drive in is the best bit.
Capertee Valley
Capertee Valley
Clouds, Capertee, Cliffs, Cattle
Clouds, Capertee, Cliffs, Cattle
Corellas, and a windmill
Corellas, and a windmill
Cliffs and corella flock
Cliffs and corella flock
See faces in the sandstone?
See faces in the sandstone?
Simmo's Museum
Simmo's Museum
Simmo and customer
Simmo and customer
Great clouds
Great clouds
Poplars on a levee bank  1
Poplars on a levee bank 1
Poplars on a levee bank  2
Poplars on a levee bank 2
The Parthenon   1
"The Parthenon" 1
Poplars on a levee bank  3
Poplars on a levee bank 3
Grand entrance to the Refinery
Grand entrance to the Refinery
The Parthenon  2
"The Parthenon" 2
Refinery ruins
Refinery ruins
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair."
Collonade
Collonade
Retort building  1
Retort building 1
Retort building  3
Retort building 3
Tour Group
Tour Group
Under the retorts
Under the retorts
Old mine chimney
Old mine chimney
What goes on here?
What goes on here?
Romantic Ruins?
Romantic Ruins?
Photographers
Photographers
Leftovers
Leftovers
Pantoney's Crown
Pantoney's Crown
Pantoney's Crown
Pantoney's Crown