The Wentworth Gold Field

William Charles (WC) Wentworth was given a substantial land grant on the Nepean River. He was one of the group of explorers who first crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813 and as a reward received a further 1750 acres. In the 1830s William Charles Wentworth acquired six portions of grazing land which embraced the whole of the Lucknow mining village and its hinterland. He began to build a pastoral empire; gold was not then an issue.

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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.