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Radio Telescope. Parkes

The Parkes Observatory hosts the 64-metre radio telescope, one of the telescopes comprising CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility. An icon of Australian science, and made famous by the Australian film ‘The Dish’, the Parkes radio telescope has been in operation since 1961 and continues to be at the forefront of astronomical discovery. Astronomers from across Australia and around the world utilise the Parkes radio telescope to undertake world-class astronomical science.

Parkes Shire Council

 

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Central West Livestock Exchange. Forbes

This amazing state of the art facility has become one of the major selling centre’s in the country. The yards hold a maximum of 3000 cattle with sales being held on Tuesday and Thursdays.  There is also sheep yards and construction for pig yards has recently commenced.

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Flour Mill. Manildra

One of largest flour mills in Australia. Interesting jumble of corrugated iron buildings.

Cabonne Council

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Early 20thC Garage. Manildra

Excellent example of an early 20thC garage.

Cabonne Council

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Silos. Cumnock

Large grain storage. Grain storage silos are located on rarely used rail line. Good rustic background. Located at Cumnock.

Cabonne Council

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Disused Country Garage. Canowindra

Small disused 1930′s era country garage standing alone in small country town of Canowindra.

Cabonne Council

Railway Station. Cowra

Railway Station. Cowra

Superbly restored station
Easy access to station. Good parking. Sation platform faces east.

Cowra Shire Council

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Lachlan Valley Railway. Cowra

Home base for Lachlan Valley Railway
Lachlan Valley Railway is a museum for rail memorabilia and runs trains including vintage diesel railmotors, steam locomotives plus rolling stock and diesel mainline locomotives. Base in Cowra includes large locomotive turntable, locomotive shed and extensive array of passenger carriage rolling stock.

Cowra Shire Council

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Grass Airstrip. Cowra

Surrounded by open farmland and overlooked by hills. Privately owned.
Airstrip is located on private property ‘Kilkee’ close to Cowra.

Cowra Shire Council

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Mid 19th Shearing Shed. Dubbo

Traditional corrugated iron shed of period.
Superb location to recreate mid 19thC rural life in Australia. Shearing shed is typical of era. Excellent outbuildings for shearers. Nearby is main homestead.

Dubbo Regional Council