When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969, it was the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope (aka the Dish) that broadcast the event around the world. The much-loved Parkes Elvis Festival is the largest and most vibrant celebration of the music of Elvis Presley in the southern hemisphere.
With over 20,000 people thronging to the gold diggings at Temora the district was proclaimed a gold field on June 4, 1880. Some large discoveries were made, including the famous Mother Shipton nugget, a facsimile of which appears in the Rock and Mineral Museum section of Temora Rural Museum.
With a rich and colourful history of settlers, bushrangers, gold and convicts - from enticing prospective miners by posting rewards for finding gold in the region, bushrangers to Ben Hall, Johnny Gilbert, John Dunn and John O’Meally holding up the Webb and Crego’s store in Boorowa and outfitting themselves at gunpoint - there is a lot to explore in Boorowa.
Adelong is a charming and historically important town nestled on the bank of the Adelong Creek. The main street is classified by the National Trust (NSW) with some buildings dating back to the gold rush and the nearby Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins experience is significant as so much of the gold mining equipment is [...]