Inch Street

April 10, 2015

I have a natural bias to think the worst places have the most potential, I’m a born renovator. Inch Street is without doubt one of the worst places in Lithgow, drab, ugly and generally unlovable. When Lithgow Council got a grant from XStrata Coal to fund a cultural study into heritage assets in the town […]

Railway Viaducts

April 7, 2015

The Lithgow railway viaducts are a link around the globe to the Roman aqueducts of Italy and southern France. Indigenous stories read the landscape in one way but the British invaders superimposed their Greco-Roman gods as well as their architecture based on Roman models. Even Sydney’s name stretches back through its namesake Viscount Sydney to […]

The Small Arms Factory

April 6, 2015

As a teenager during the Second World War my mother worked as a telephonist in a room above the grand entrance to the Lithgow Small Arms Factory. The Small Arms Factory was once one of the most high technology factories in the southern hemisphere. It is now empty and abandoned.