History and overview of the Gold Trails

In an extraordinary period from 1851 onwards, people rushed to make their fortunes on a series of goldfields that were discovered in NSW.

The new finds significantly impacted the early agricultural towns and villages. New settlements were established to service thousands of prospectors and miners who came and went.

Many came from Australia and overseas to win the gold, many set up businesses to feed and supply the miners, while some chose to steal.

Today, this golden heritage vein underpins the story of nearly every major town and village across central and south west NSW.

Every goldfield has its own trail to follow – every goldmining family their own story to tell. Follow the GOLD TRAILS and discover for yourself, the heritage riches underpinning the towns, villages and landscapes of NSW.

Here the stories of those who won the gold and those who stole the gold, are brought to life by communities committed to conserving and sharing their heritage.

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2 thoughts on “History and overview of the Gold Trails

  1. I understand that my great grandfather, Francis Martin Drake was the Mining Manager of Lucknow in 1894. Where can I find some information regarding this subject? I live in Mt Macedon, Victoria.
    Thank you.
    Francis

  2. You need to make the trip to Orange. The Family History Group is absolutely marvellous. They have practically the whole history of the area documented and will give you some time. You can send them an email and make an appointment. The Historical Society are a wealth of knowledge also. Really to need to make that trip and catch up with them both.

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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.