Old Newnes Hotel

April 9, 2015

The Newnes Hotel was originally on this site on the other side of the road above the creek.  Eventually it was undermined by erosion caused by the regularly flooding creek and began to collapse. A large working group of Wolgan Valley locals simply picked it up and manhandled it to its new safer site. When […]

Square and Compass Inn

April 7, 2015

Another building that featured in my romantic childhood view of history, an old Cobb and Co inn (or so I was told) at Lidsdale. It also happened to be where my kindergarten teacher Mrs Holt lived. I thought of it as incredibly ancient and exotic, built by early settlers. After a few years when the […]