Iandra Castle

Iandra Castle was owned by a Mr George Henry Greene who also pioneered the share-farming system in Australia. Mr Greene brought in trades and materials from overseas and built the village of Greenethorpe for his workers.

  • Grenfell’s historic building play the perfect backdrop for spooky stories and ghost tours. The first were held in Oct and were a huge success. If only the building’s walls could talk…

Regent Theatre (disused) – Mudgee

The Regent Theatre at Mudgee in central west NSW was built in 1937 is an Art Deco style cinema and theatre that has been closed since 2006. Plans are underway to keep the facade and foyer but to turn the main auditorium and screening area into apartments.  Please contact Screen Central on (02) 6331 9246 if you are interested in this location.  Credit for the images and information:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-02/mudgees-art-deco-regent-theatre-in-pictures/6988050

Blast Furnace – Lithgow

Congratulations to Lithgow on receiving the recent grant to allow an upgrade their blast furnace.  Lithgow and this Blast Furnace record the beginning of the iron and steel industry in Australia. The furnace was established in 1886 by William Sandford and operated until 1928 when production was moved to Port Kembla. The site has now been converted into a park around the remains of the pump house and the furnace foundations. There is a pleasant walk around Lake Pillans Wetland adjacent to the park (information courtesy http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/visit/ViewAttractionDetail.aspx?ID=5045094

Grenfell Railway Station

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Visitor Information Centre. Young

Believe it or not but it is very hard to find any information about the Railway Station in Young. We know it was built around 1886 and that passenger trains stopped arriving here 25-30 years ago and freight trains stopped in September 2009.

Young Council.

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Town Hall. Young

Now: Town Hall. Before: Young Mechanics’ Institute Mechanics Institute was opened in 1874.

The memorial and the rejuvenated home of local government were unveiled on 31st May 1924.

Young Council.

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Presbyterian Church. Young

The Presbyterian church was constructed with Blue Stone quarried from Bendick Murrell with steps and arches of local grey granite. The roof was clad in slate.

Young Shire Council.

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Museum. Young

The Young Historical Society Inc operates the Lambing Flat Folk Museum which is housed in part of the historic 1883 former public school building.  One of the many items on display is the original  “Roll-Up-Flag” a banner carried by the rioting European miners during this period of unrest in 1861.

Young Shire Council

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Iandra Station and Mount Oriel Homestead. Greenthorpe

The property of Iandra was purchased by Mr. Greene in 1878 and consisted of 32,000 ac (13,000 Ha). In 1880 he commenced building his first house, of bricks fired on the property.  In 1908 he commenced the conversion of this single storey brick house to a two-storey reinforced concrete building on the same foundations. During this period he built the reinforced concrete stables, water tower with silo beneath, filtration plant, sheds, and 40 houses for the sharefarmers.

Young Shire Council.