First Aid Room

This room is said to be the First Aid Room, set up to render first aid when a mine disaster or accident occurred. Miners would have … Read more

Photo of a man-cage used for transporting miners

Safety in the mines

Safety has long been an issue in mining. Although the Lucknow mines were renowned for their good safety record, mine manager Henry Newman enforced very … Read more

Photo of

Henry William Newman

Henry William Newman was born in Nantes, France on 27 November 1839. Henry Newman’s grandfather was the British Consul in France and his father Robert … Read more

View of the main street of Lucknow in 1863 Image courtesy State Library of New South Wales

Lucknow, 1861 to 1878

“Lucknow is a mining township, consisting of in all some one thousand and thirty-three acres, only a very small portion of which so far has … Read more

Gold Discovery

The Lucknow goldfield was discovered in 1851. The Wentworth Main Mine is located on the eastern side of Lucknow village. Visit this historic minng site, take a walking tour around the site and see the relics of past mining heritage and continue with tour of Lucknow historic village.