Gold Rush Colony - Theme Park

Take a photo tour of the Gold Rush Theme Park which is a reproduction of an original 1800s village offering an experience of what live was like in the Australian Gold Rush Era.
8) Miners Humpy

Prospectors and Miners who could not afford to carry a tent would construct rude shelters and furnishings from what nature provided.

37) Way Station and Saddlery

The tiny way station on the edge of the living museum of the Original Gold Rush Colony is a focal point for discarding the ideas of today and immersing yourself in an historical experience. A picnic area is located between the way station and the Saddlery Display which is currently under development.

35) Steam Boiler

The retired steam boiler from Perry's Mill is now the last hole for the Gold Rush Mini Golf. Adults and children alike find this an interesting challenge.

7) Mine Shaft

An extensive display of mining equipment and techniques are demonstrated in the middle of the mine tunnel, at the base of the mine shaft on the Original Gold Rush Colony on the NSW south coast.

15) Mogo Inn Sleeping Quarters Beds

Beds in the airy sleeping quarters were simple camp stretchers of rough poles and hessian. Despite gaps between the timber planks on the walls, this accommodation provided considerably more comfort than tents, gunyas or the hard ground under the stars.

9) Poppet Head

Timber and steel scaffolding  bars and wheels make up the Poppet Head and winch system to haul ore and dirt up through the mine shaft to the surface on the hill of the Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo NSW 2536.

8) Miners Humpy at Dusk

Miners would work from dawn to dusk. As crude as the shelter of a humpy was, it was still welcome after a hard day swinging a pick or panning for gold.

13) Police Station

The solid limestone brick building of the police station indicates the importance placed on law and order in the lawless 1850's gold rush period in Mogo on the NSW south coast of Australia. The liming industry nearly denuded the oysters of the NSW south coast, which would have deprived us of delicious oysters today.

32) Shingle Shack

The Sulky stored in the lean-to  at the back of the shingle shack is one of the more recent purchases by the Original Gold Rush Colony of Mogo.

26) Bark Gunya

Gunyas are made from specially  hand stripped slabs of bark by foresters friendly to the Original Gold Rush Colony of Mogo NSW. These traditional temporary shelters are totally biodegradable when the camping site is discarded. Miners during the 1850's Gold Rush adapted the Aboriginal materials to build their humpys. Excursion groups may be taught how to build a gunya such as this.

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