Glen Davis Ruins Tour

AboutThe Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area. Producing gasoline, the operation was an important strategic resource during the war era. In its heyday about 2,500 people lived in the township....

Small Arms Factory Museum

In 1912, the Government built the Small Arms Factory in Lithgow to produce weapons and small arms. The factory was the first modern manufacturing facility in Australia. The Museum presents a visual journey into the social and engineering history of this renowned...

Turon Technology Museum

The Turon Technology Museum displays the engines of the Industrial Revolution covering the period 1850-1950. Exhibits include the steam and internal engine and the internal combustion engine and its development. 5833 Ilford Road,Sofala NSW AustraliaP: (+61-2)...

Newnes

Newnes was once a thriving oil shale works and town. At its peak approximately 2,000 people lived there - now only ruins are left, slowly being reclaimed by the gum forest. Interpretive signs tell the story of this once thriving industry and the workers who called...

Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands)

The Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place has Aboriginal rock shelters with painted art, a teaching site and occupation site. Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place was an important meeting and educational place and holds special meaning for Wiradjuri people. The place is...

History Avenue

Lithgow was an inevitable town, there were so many reasons for it to exist, and to exist where it is, that it just had to be. So wrote the historian of the Small Arms Factory, Tony Griffiths. But as he himself asks, how did Lithgow, the country of the Wiradjuri and...