Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Started in 1996, the Museum has the most comprehensive and world class display of historic firearms, commercial products and precision metal working machines anywhere in Australia. Renowned nationally and internationally, the Museum’s reputation has been built around the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, an icon of significance in precision engineering in military and commercial design and manufacturing.  Today, the Museum is recognised in the prestigious UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

Opening Hours:

Tues and Thurs 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weekends, public & school holidays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Groups by appointment.

Contact Details

Address: 69 Methven St , Lithgow
Phone: (02) 6351 4452
Website: www.lithgowsafmuseum.org.au
Email: admin@lithgowsafmuseum.org.au

 

 

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands)

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 also highly valued by the wider Aboriginal community, including Gandangara, Dharug and Dharkinjung people. The area is regarded for its richness in wild resources and its natural beauty – the vegetation, rock formations, ochres and waterfalls create an aesthetic ambience. Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place was also important as an occupation site and includes a men’s and a women’s area. There is a women’s birthing area in a secluded part of the complex.

Blackfellows Hand holds special meaning to Wiradjuri people because of their continuing cultural connection to the place. The site complex includes culturally significant rock shelters and stencil-art which provide a physical and spiritual link to ancestors and provide a place where traditional culture can be sustained. The area is used by the Aboriginal community as a ‘bush school room’ where young people can hear stories from Elders and learn to collect and use bush food and natural medicine

Contact Details

Address: Wolgan road Angus Place

 

Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands)

Newnes

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 Newnes home.

 

 

Newnes

State Mine Heritage Park

State Mine Heritage Park

The poppet head towers above the first State Government owned coal mine, signifying the struggle to bring the black gold to the surface. The museums collection of memorabilia and artefacts depict working life in Australia’s coal mines.

Lithgow State Mine’s newest attraction is the spectravision presentation called “Fire in the Mine” and is the latest amazing exhibition at the Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park.

Listen to Marion Curry tell her moving story of the dangers faced by miners in their everyday work. The exhibition utilizes the spectravision technique to project a moving image into the display, an experience that needs to be seen to be believed.
Open 12.00pm-4.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Group tours at any time by appointment.

Contact Details

AddressState Mine Gully Rd, Lithgow NSW 2790
Phone02  6353 1513
Emailstatemin@lisp.com.au
Websitewww.statemine.org.au/

 

 

State Mine Heritage Park

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