The desire to explore the unknown areas led the Colonial Government to sponsor expeditions to the interior of the vast country.
A large mountain range running parallel to the Sydney coast blocked access to the west and rugged mountains and a river blocked access to the north.
Specifically relating to the district are interment records, undertakers records, cemetery transcripts.
It also holds some Bathurst Rate and Assessment Books and Council Letterbooks.
Before the exploration of the inland started they had no idea what they would find but what they did discover was fertile and well watered land ideal for grazing of animals and producing agricultural products.
To grow from a village to a town to a city requires major infrastructure construction.
Adventure Playground Cnr Durham & Mitre Streets Bathurst Discover all the fun of this exciting playground, ideal for kids of all ages.
Visit: Kings Parade is opposite Machattie Park and the historic Bathurst Court House and house the Bathurst Carillion - a 35-bell Carillon dedicated as a war memorial.
Abercrombie House 311 Ophir Road Bathurst | P 02 6331 4929 | W au This heritage treasure of the region was built in the 1870s by the Stewart family.
It has been extensively restored and preserved over the past 40 years by current owners, the Morgan family, who delight in welcoming visitors throughout the year for guided and self-guided tours of this 50 room Scottish Baronial mansion.
It is the only major race track that is a public road outside race time.
Visit: Mountain Straight, Bathurst NSW 2795 Email: [email protected]: (02) 6333-6100 National Motor Racing Museum celebrates the history, personalities and achievements of Australian Motor Sports.