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.
7) Mine Tunnel Entrance

From the entrance we can see that timber framework on the "corridor" that has been created as a mine tunnel is stronger than in the usual shaft and drive in mines in the Araluen Goldfields in Southern NSW.

2) Furphy Tank Ready to Roll

Furphy patented his water delivery service that transported water to farmers in Australia and soldiers in WW1.

2) Furphy Tank End- Plate

Furphy's Farm Implements provided a unique service when they invented their water cart. Over the years the end plates became marketing tools for the company.

6) Ore Crusher

The Ore Crusher is one of only a handful of 10 head stampers in working order in Australia.

6)  Rock Crusher Cogs Closeup

Betsy the Steam engine rotates the belts which move the gears and cogs which drive the stamper heads up and down.

19) Blacksmith's Anvil

The blacksmith places the red hot piece of iron or metal from the forge onto the anvil, then beats it into shape as it cools, on heritage days and special group excursions at the Original Gold Rush Colony Mogo.The hand turned stone wheel is a knife sharpener. Leather bellows  for pumping air into the forge to increase the heat are in the background.

Nowadays the closest trade to a blacksmith is a panel beater.

Activity - Ore Crusher Demonstration

Tour Guides provide detailed information during the demonstration of quartz crushing at the rock crusher. This is one of only a few working ten head stampers.

28) Graveyard

Boothill at Mogo's Original Gold Rush Colony on the NSW South Coast, demonstrates the effect of the 1849 American Gold Rush on the Australian population. The humor on the gravestones on this unconsecrated site, provides a lighthearted note to a walk through the northern tip of the property on the edge of the Mogo State Forest.

30) Diggers Rest Tavern At Twilight

Ramps on the northern end of the Tavern  in the Original Gold Rush Colony just 155kim East of Canberra, allow for wheelchair access into the Bar area of the tavern. A similar ramp is out of sight on the southern end of the dining area.

32) Antique Farm Machinery

Farm machinery is often stored for static display at the Original Gold Rush Colony. The Moruya & District Antique Machinery and Tractor Association members meet most Tuesdays to work on their pieces.

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