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Gulgong Pioneer Museum Logo and Images

Gulgong Pioneer Museum

73 Herbert Street, Gulgong NSW 2852
Journey into the past... Established in 1962, the Gulgong Pioneers Museum is home to one of the finest collections of Australiana in the country. Located in the old Times Bakery and Produce Store in the heart of historic Gulgong, the award winning museum's collection includes a comprehensive array of domestic tools and utensils, farm and mining equipment, horse drawn vehicles, early photographs, Aboriginal and geological artefacts, periodic clothing, and buildings dating from Gulgong's heyday during the turbulent Gold Rush days of the 1870's The Museum has copies of the Holterman collection of historical photographs and a fully restored Cobb and Co coach, along with other horse drawn vehicles. The Museum of Sight and Sound is devoted to the history of Australian cinematography and sound recording.
Gulgong Symbol Trail Logo and Images

Gulgong Symbol Trail

Mayne Street & Herbert Street, Gulgong NSW 2852
During the Great Depression and in gold rush times, people travelling country roads in search of work, food or just a place to sleep the night, used a secret code of symbols to communicate the 'lie of the land' to fellow travellers. This secret language was used internationally - by the tramps and gypsies of Europe to the hobos of America and the swaggies of Australia. Chester Nealie, a local identity and well known Gulgong potter came up with a creative concept for decorative paving in Gulgong when approached by the council. The symbols, of which Chester chose 16 from a possible 50 or so, were deemed appropriate for Gulgong's gold rush and 'battler' past. The Gulgong Symbol Trail comprises around 70 tiles, placed in a random 'swaggering' pattern throughout Mayne Street and Coronation Park. See if you can find the tiles as you wander the streets of Gulgong.