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Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps World Heritage protected historic site.

Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps/Baiame's Ngunnhu

These Aboriginal fish traps are the largest and oldest known in Australia. Photo: B.Hanna

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Collingwood Historic House in Liverpool.


Once known as Bunker’s Farm, this is a rare surviving example of a Governor Macquarie era residence. Photo: S.Watters

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Dundullimal timber slab homestead at Dubbo.

Dundullimal Homestead Dubbo

Australia’s oldest surviving timber slab building dating from the 1840s. Photo: S.Gratton

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Yuranigh Aboriginal Historic Site.

Grave of Yuranigh at Molong

Grave of Yurnigh, Aboriginal guide to explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell, includes carved trees and an inscribed headstone. Photo: S.Woodhall

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Hill 60 Illowra Battery view to Five Islands Nature Reserve near Port Kembla.

Hill 60 Illowra Battery

The Hill was tunnelled and fitted with guns during World War II to protect Port Kembla. Photo: R.Nicolai

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The Lady Denman at Jervis Bay before the museum was built around it.

Lady Denman

The Lady Denman is part of a museum in Huskisson, an old boat building area, dedicated to maritime heritage. Photo: T.Boxsell

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Kiama Post Office.

Kiama Post Office

The Italianate post office building, completed in 1878, was designed by then-colonial architect James Barnet. Photo: T.Boxsell

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Maitland Correctional Centre showing interior of Wing 5.

Maitland Correctional Centre

Serve some time discovering the Maitland Gaol, hear stories of prisoners and daring escapes. Photo: Maitland City Council

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Coal River precinct at Newcastle in the Hunter region.

Coal River Precinct

The site of convict coalmines and Newcastle's maritime signalling station during the 1800s. Photo: S.Watters

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Landscape view of the historic township of Braidwood.


A historic town dating from 1839, with local art galleries, historical buildings, museum and surrounded by state forests. Photo: R.Conroy

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Montague Island Light Station.

Montague Island Lightstation

The Montague Island lighthouse has operated since 1880, automated since 1987 it also now functions as a lighthouse museum. Photo: S.Cohen

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St Thomas Anglican Church in Port Macquarie was built by convict labour.

St Thomas Anglican Church

This historic Anglican church was built by convict labour between 1824 and 1827 when Port Macquarie was a penal settlement. Photo:T.Sullivan

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