Take another look back into the past when you visit the olde worlde charm of 'Molong', with its many poplar trees and lovely, rolling countryside.
The main street, being early Austen-European is classified by the National Trust and you will discover many other beautiful historic buildings scattered throughout the town.
Still known for its wool, wheat and wine Molong began as a government stockyard in 1845. In the same year the first metalliferous working in New South Wales - a copper mine opened. The first land grant was awarded in 1832 to Larras Lee, and you will find the stone entrance by the highway.
The Molong Historical Museum, 20 Riddell Street, Molong. The museum is housed in the former Golden Fleece Hotel which was constructed in 1856.
An extensive collection of local history and heritage items.
Another point of history and interest is the grave - burial place of Yuranigh, a famous Aboriginal Australian who lived in this area. Yuranigh's life bridged the old and the new Australian cultures in the period from about 1820 until his death in 1850.
Yuranigh joined Surveyor-General Sir Thomas Mitchell's 1845 exploratory expedition at Boree - one of a series of ventures which mapped large areas of inland NSW and Queensland.
Described by Mitchell as "guide, companion and friend. ..his intelligence and his judgement rendered him so necessary to me that he was ever at my elbow. Nothing excaped his penetrating eye and quick ear.",
When Mitchell heard of his death, he paid for the headstone on his grave, which you will find just a short distance from Molong.
Yuranigh was buried according to custom with carved trees at each corner of his grave which indicate he was a man of special honour.
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