Conservation

Edward Higginbotham & Associates work on table restoration- http://www.higginbotham.com.au/centralwest2.html

Edward Higginbotham & Associates work on table restoration

Orange City Council purchased the Wentworth Mine Site in July 2000. During the last thirteen years more than $700,00 has been spent on the staged restoration of the formerly dilapidated mining site including:

  • conservation of the buildings and the historic poppet head.
  • Securing the two mine shafts.
  • creating pathways.
  • installing electricity to all buildings and making the site safe for visitors.
  • development of s thematic history and exhibition
  • installation of artwork, audio-visual display and soundscape.
http://www.higginbotham.com.au/centralwest2.html

Restored Wilfey Table- http://www.higginbotham.com.au/centralwest2.html

 

Edward Higginbotham & Associates played a significant role in restoring several elements of the battery shed. Read more of their involvement here http://www.higginbotham.com.au/centralwest2.html

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.