Goulburn and Gundagai

We didn’t have far to drive today so sightseeing filled in the morning. First we went up to the Rocky Hill Lookout where the War Memorial and Museum are located. The museum was closed but the view was good.

Rocky Hill Lookout

Rocky Hill Lookout

Next we went and checked out the Goulburn Historic Waterworks. It is quite remarkable how some of these steam powered water pumps have survived without being sent to scrap. It wasn’t operating today but it was still worth a visit.

The original boilers are not operational but a smaller boiler is used for operating the museum displays.

The original boilers are not operational but a smaller boiler is used for operating the museum displays.

A smaller steam engine not originally for the waterworks

A smaller steam engine not originally for the waterworks

 

The original steam powered pump, all three storeys of it. Very had to get a good complete photo

The original steam powered pump, all three storeys of it. Very hard to get a good complete photo

The goulburn Waterworks building

The Goulburn Waterworks building

Some smaller steam powered machinea all in working order

Some smaller steam powered machines all in working order

Next on the list was the Big Merino on the way out of town heading for Gundagai. It is hard to believe it weighs 100 tonne and was moved to its present spot from just up the road.

The Big Merino

The Big Merino

Just across the road is Trappers Bakery, it is worth the effort to check out the trivia on the walls inside, while you try their wares.

Trappers Bakery Goulburn

Trappers Bakery Goulburn

We finally made it to Gundagai around 3.00pm, found our campsite for the night and had time to check out the historic restored railway station and 2 historic bridges that are still standing but in sad state of repair.

Gundagai railway station

Gundagai railway station

Gundagai railway station

Gundagai railway station

Gundagai railway and road bridge

Gundagai railway and road bridge

Gundagai road bridge

Gundagai road bridge

Gundagai railway bridge

Gundagai railway bridge

A building, formerly a flour mill that has been under water in over 20 floods, several times lapping the floorboards on the first floor.

Flour Mill

Flour Mill

The flood levy guage showing different flood heights (may have to adjust picture). The worst were the 1852 floods where many lives were lost.

Flood Guage forGundagai

Flood Guage for Gundagai

 

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