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Hill End Historic Site

Location: , Hill End, NSW 2850

Constructed: 1851


By mid 1851, alluvial gold was first found in the Hill End goldfields. The population of Hill End exploded following these early discoveries and, by the second rush in 1872, it was the largest inland settlement in the NSW colony. One of the most remarkable things about Hill End now is the virtual lack of development since the gold rush with almost all of the buildings dating back to the boom years around 1872 and it is this unique collection of buildings, relics, artefacts, structures, archaeological sites and landscape elements which are, individually and collectively, of outstanding architectural, aesthetic and research value.


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Name of item: Hill End Historic Site
Type of item: Conservation Area
Collection: Urban Area
Category: Townscape
Location: , Hill End, NSW 2850
Local Govt: Bathurst Regional
Designer: Various
Builder: Various
Constructed: 1851
Current use: Township
Former use: Gold rush town