NEW SOUTH WALES - CENTRAL WESTERN DISTRICTS
Gold rush country
The Turon stream which runs through deep valleys carved through these dry hills was the the center of the New South Wales gold rush from the mid 1850s to 1860s. Its difficult today to imagine these quiet hills teeming with prospectors and ringing to the sounds of pick and shovel. One hundred thousand people or more made their ways here, treking under strenuous conditions through hostile, steep, waterless landscape. While the country side remains scarred by their diggings it is silent today, inhabited by a few sheep, eagles, kangaroos and foxes.