St Clement’s Retreat (Monastery)

St Clement’s at Galong became a home for the Redemptorists in 1917, when 'Galong House' and its surrounding 800 acres, the home of "Ticket of Leave" convict Ned Ryan, was left to them by his son, John Nagle Ryan M.L.A.

Galong Cemetery

The cemetery lies about a kilometre to the east of Galong House (monastery) and is likely to date back to the 1830s. In 1987 the National Trust of Australia classified Galong Cemetery recognising its historical and cultural significance.


Galong may be slightly off the main road network but it is a must-see for passers-by.


Harden and Murrumburrah have a delightful old-world feel. The Shire has a rich gold rush history including many encounters with Bushrangers including the shooting of Sargent Parry in the Shire village of Jugiong.

St Mark’s Church, Currawong

The Roberts family built the bluestone Anglican Church 10 km northwest of Murrumburrah in 1918-19 adjacent to Currawong Station, where James Roberts sheltered 1,274 Chinese miners from the Lambing Flat riots in 1861. The neat little cemetery in the grounds of the Church, Currawong contains inscriptions dating from 1919 to the present day. The monuments [...]

Chinese Cemetery, Murrumburrah

The Chinese section in the south-east corner of Murrumburrah Cemetery is the burial site of at least 21 Chinese men aged from 39 – 85, who died between 1881 and 1925. Their occupations included vegetable gardeners, cooks, storekeepers, miners, labourers, a skin buyer and vegetable hawkers.

Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Museum

The Harden-Murrumburrah Historical Museum is housed in the imposing 1912 School of Arts building and features the local history of gold mining, agriculture, railways, the 1st Australian Light Horse regiment and domestic life. Displays include a blacksmith's and wheelwright's premises (1874 - c.1940), historic garments from 1880, the impressive Harden Railway refreshment room bar, made [...]