RYLSTONE - PART 4
On the road from Lue to Rylstone we pass through nice scenery including vineyards, olive groves, and nice mountain views. Coming into Rylstone, I noticed this was a larger Town, it had a population of more than 1000 people!
A lot of the buildings were old, and heritage listed, a bit like stepping back in time.
The town acts as a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park to the east, and the scenic Capertee Valley to the south. These are the Mountains we were viewing when driving to here.
At the time I visited, there were Bras in the street everywhere. On inquiring, why?......
I found out that it was to raise money for the Cancer foundation.
For every Bra, there was a $5 entry which went to the Cancer fund, somebody had a different idea for fundraising.
By the look of it, plenty of people participated!
A little history..............
The town grew up on the site of a camping spot for stockmen, and many of the fine buildings were built as a result of profit earned from agriculture and mining. Back in 1861, the notorious bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt, spent the night in the town's lock-up while being transported to Bathurst to stand trial for horse theft.
There was a Tourist bus here, and even though it is "off the beaten track" some people know about it!