Old buildings of SOFALA
With a map in hand, these are some of the old buildings I saw in Sofala.
The 1st one is a good example of a slab timber shed.
I still have the brochure, but have had difficulty remembering which goes with which, so have just left the rest unamed, as I may put the wrong description with the photo!
BATHURST HERITAGE DRIVE – 12
This large cemetery is very old, and if you like reading old Tombstones, then you will find it very interesting. The plots are in different denominations. There is an old Church here that is no longer being used.
A walk around here was quite interesting.
LOCATION…… Near the Bathurst Gaol, on the Mitchell Highway.
MOUNT PANORAMA - BATHURST 1000
The Mountain overlooks Bathurst, and is well known in Australia, as it is where the Bathurst 1000, for V8 cars motor race is held on the second weekend each October.
In 1938, the circuit that we see today, was officially opened, and in 1973, the 1st, 1000km race, the Hardie Ferodo 1000 took place. Later events have taken the name of whoever the Sponsor for that year is.
• The Racing circuit is 6.2 kms long.
• 2003 and GREG MURPHY, became the fastest man to complete a lap of the circuit in the time of 2.06.8594 in the “Top ten shoot out.”
• The current race lap record of 2.08.4651 was set by Jamie Wihincup in 2007.
• The “Mount” is the only major racing circuit that is a public road outside of race time.
• In his lifetime,”Peter Brock” won Bathurst 9 times, a feat that still has not been beaten.
• The highest point is 874mtrs above sea level.
The track is a demanding one and has taken its toll on the visiting racers, with 15 competitors losing their lives since it began in 1938.
Expect to be in amongst a crowd of 200,000 plus.... people when you are a spectator at the track over the weekend.
There are all types of Admission prices to all different areas.
To book for next year, check this website...........
One of my Uni friends had relatives out in Bathurst, so we accepted their hospitality and went their for the weekend in order to escape college life for awhile. We had a great time hanging out with her family, wandering around town, sprinting for the train back to Sydney . . .