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Aboriginal Activity

The remains of thousands & thousands of years of Aboriginal occupation can be found hidden and protected in the NSW landscape. These may include: ...

Airly Aerial Cableway

The cableway at Airly runs from a point near the winding engine and boiler, south, up the steep slope and past the cliff line to the plateau above. Relics from the...

Airly Mines

Shale Oil Mining activities at Mount Airly commenced in the last 1880s and continued until the mid 1920s. Activity in the area was intense. Supporting Infrastructure for the Shale Mines...

Airly Self-Acting Incline

The Self-Acting Incline & Steel Rope Haulage Tramway at Airly ran from the end of the Southern Tramway to Capertee. It was a double track tramway with skips hauled on a...

Airly Shale Mines

From 1883 until 1914 Oil Shale was mined near Mt Airly. The shale was transported to the Torbane Oil Refinery via a series of tramways. Several different companies operated...

Airly Southern Tramway

There were 2 main mining periods at Mt Airly. Each was services by its own tramway. A single track, narrow-gauge, horse-drawn tramway ran south then south-west from the Genowlan Mine...

Airly Village

When Oil Shale Mining started in 1883 at Mt Airly and Torbane, a small village named Airly sprang up in the valley immediately to the east of Mt Airly. There was...

Asgard Swamp Mine

The site for the Asgard Mine was developed over many years, probably from 1880 to 1925.  There is a well constructed Kiln just near the Mine Adit. This site was just...

Baal Bone Gap Hand Stencils

Baal Bone Gap is one of a few natural routes between the Capertee Valley and the upper reaches of the Coxs River and the Long Swamp area. Baal Bone Gap and...

Berghofers Pass

Early motor vehicles could not cope with the steep grades on Mitchells Victoria Pass. Berghofer's Pass was built as an alternative route. The route starts on the Great Western...

Black Billy Head Mine

The coal mine under Black Billy Head probably operated in the early 1900s. Fill behind a stone retaining wall provided a level working area outside the adits. Coal was tipped...

Blackfellows Hand Shelter

Cave Art at Blackfellows Hand Rock is a reminder of the Aboriginal Culture inand around the Wolgan Valley. The Art consists of Stencils depicting hands and weapons which are thought to...

Bleichert Ropeway of the Jamison Valley

The Bleichert Aerial Ropeway was built by John North to transport oil shale from his mines near the Ruined Castle to the Katoomba Incline, some 3.4 kilometres across the Jamison...

Boyd Trig

Boyd Trig (TS1122) is a minor trig station located on the Kanangra Range at The Granites Lookout. Boyd Trig is just under 1 kilometre North East from the Kanangra Walls Road...

Boyds Tower

Boyds Tower is at Red Point on the southern side of the entrance to Twofold Bay. The Tower was built by Ben Boyd in 1847 to be a Lighthouse for the...