When it comes to history, there's no shortage of it in Gulgong
Gulgong is a 19th-century gold rush town in the Central Tablelands of NSW, Australia.
The Wiradjuri Aboriginal people were the first occupants of the area. The Wiradjuri word “gulgong” means “deep waterhole”.
Early finds of gold were negligible until Tom Saunders discovered a rich lode on Red Hill in April 1870 and the Gulgong Gold Rush began. By June of that year 500 people were on the Gulgong Gold Fields. By 1872 an estimated 20,000 people lived in and around Gulgong. Approximately 15000kg of gold was removed from the Gulgong Gold fields between 1870 and 1880. Currently approximately 2500 people call Gulgong home.
Walking around the narrow streets of Gulgong you will feel like you have stepped back in time with many beautiful buildings lovingly preserved.
Visit the Gulgong Holtermann Museum to view photos of Gulgong during the Gold Rush period or the Gulgong Pioneers Museum where there are many displays from the town and surrounding area’s rich history.