Goulburn Things to Do

  • The Caroline Chisholm Mosaic
    The Caroline Chisholm Mosaic
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    Temperance Fountain
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  • 1. Courthouse

    Looking at this magnificent Victorian Italianate Goulburn Courthouse brought back to my mind some of the grand colonial buildings of India. I certainly hadn’t anticipated seeing such a structure here...

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  • 2. Now for something completely different

    Graveyards are often interesting places. However, when they are backed by tin sheds with grandiose artwork, it makes them even more interesting.When arriving...

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  • 3. Mortis Street Pioneer Cemetery

    The was the first Goulburn General Cemetery (Roman Catholics, Presbyterians and Methodists could use it) and was established in the late 1830s slightly later...

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  • 4. St Saviour’s Cemetery

    While there are a number of graves in the grounds of St Saviour’s Cathedral (mainly bishops, deans and other church officials) the cathedral's best known though...

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  • 5. St Saviour’s Cathedral (Exterior)

    I have prepared two separate tips to comment on the interior of the cathedral – St Saviour’s Cathedral - Interior 1 and Interior 2. This tip covers the...

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  • 6. St Saviour’s Cathedral - Interior 1

    Prior to reading this tip (and (St Saviour’s Cathedral- Interior 2) you should read my tip St Saviour’s Cathedral (Exterior) which, in addition to telling you a...

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  • 7. St Saviour’s Cathedral - Interior 2

    If you came upon this tip directly do have a look at my first tip on the interior of St Saviour’s and my tip on the exterior/history of the cathedral as they...

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  • 8. The Masonic Temple

    Even were it not for the fact that this renaissance/classical style building is called “The Masonic Temple”, the iconic compass and square symbol atop the...

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  • 9. The Railway and north Goulburn

    Please ensure that you have a map (pick one up from the tourist office on Sloane Street in the centre of town) before embarking on the sites mentioned in this...

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  • 10. Goulburn Train Station

    If you are seeking information on current train travel options please see my separate transportation tip. This tip relates to the train station building and its...

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  • 11. National Servicemen’s Memorial

    Just behind the Honour Roll in Belmore Park is the smaller National Servicemen’s Memorial which was erected in 2011. This is a memorial to all the National...

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  • 12. Goulburn-Mulwaree Honour Roll

    Typically (and especially so in the case of country towns in Australia) War Memorials occupy prime positions in the centre of town. Goulburn’s WWI and best...

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  • 13. Elmslea Clambers – Art Deco at its best

    I have to say I was rather surprised when I came across this building in Goulburn. I have got used to rather grand late 1800s civic buildings in country towns...

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  • 14. Goulburn Post Office

    The grandeur of Goulburn's Post Office harks back to the late 1800s when Goulburn was a thriving regional centre - riding on the crest of both a gold and...

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  • 15. Remembering the Forgotten - Boer War Memorial

    The Second Boer War (1899–1902), which ended with the Treaty of Vereeniging and the conversion of the Boer republics into British colonies involved large...

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  • 16. The Caroline Chisholm Mosaic

    As part of the ongoing restoration of Sts Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral, itself a building of national heritage significance which you should visit, the parish...

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  • 17. It's Green! - St Peter and St Paul’s Old Cathedral

    Yes, it is indeed green! It is green, I can assure you not because of the Irish connection (which I will tell you about shortly) but rather, because it is built...

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  • 18. Lighthouse or War Memorial?

    Normally one finds War Memorials and Cenotaphs centrally located within towns and cities and especially so in smaller country towns. Consequently it did strike...

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  • 19. St Patrick’s College Goulburn

    While the former school is not a place you can visit, being a derelict and crumbling building, you will see it across the road from Saints Peter's and Paul's...

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  • 20. St Andrew’s - an insurance write-off?

    On a trip back to Canberra from Goulburn I decided to forgo the main highway and follow the much more scenic rural route - Tourist Route 8 via Bungendore (well...

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  • 21. Goulburn Jewish Cemetery

    I have to say it came as a bit of a surprise to me that Goulburn had a relatively high proportion of Jews amongst its population from the 1840s to the 1870s....

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  • 22. Drink Water! – Temperance Fountain

    Temperance societies started in the US in the early 1800s though became more active in the late 1880s and early 1900s. Their aim varied from trying to get...

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  • 23. Belmore Park – Beautiful

    The centerpiece or living heart of Goulburn is the quite stunning Belmore Park, a beautiful green oasis in the centre of one of the cleanest and tidiest cities...

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  • 24. The Big Merino - Go BIG

    The Big Merino (nick-named Rambo) is a 15-metre tall, 97tons, concrete merino ram, located just of the Hume Highway on the way into Goulburn. Not much to say...

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  • 25. SAINT PATRICKS COLLEGE

    This is an old Roman Catholic College, built in the 1870's, and is worth a drive past. It was one of the earliest schools established by the Christian Brothers...

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