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  • BUSHRANGER - 'THUNDERBOLT' - Uralla

    The bushranger, Fred Ward, alias Captain Thunderbolt, was known as a BUSHRANGER AND A GENTLEMANHe was killed near here in 1870, after being shot and then struck on the head by a policeman’s gun butt. Thunderbolt was regarded by some as a Robin Hood figure, and was also known as the "gentleman bushranger" due to his reported politeness.Lucky for us...

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  • A walk on the mount

    Just out the back of Uralla, above Alma Park on the western side, there's a public pathway that you can take. At certain times of the year, spring in this case, you might find some interesting sights like the weird starfish fungi that's slowly spreading around the town.It is unusual with a lovely red "flower" spread around a yukky looking central...

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  • Scenic drive - Uralla to Armidale -...

    This scenic drive was recommended to us by the info centre. It was a drive which had many interesting stops.Sights to see on the drive: Dangarsleigh War Memorial, an unusual war memorial, worth a stop and a read. Dangars Gorge & Falls - These were dry when we were there, but have seen photos of them with lots of water going over and they look...

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  • URALLA - "Ceremonial Meeting Place"

    Uralla is a country town situated on the New England Highway, ...HIGHWAY 15......about halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.Two bigger cities are located either side, these are Tamworth and Armidale.The name Uralla is known as "ceremonial meeting place" by the Aboriginals.Uralla, has plenty of historic buildings and local history as it was...

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  • THUNDERBOLT'S WAY - Uralla

    This is the name of a scenic drive from URALLA to GLOUCESTER. The scenery is beautiful, EXTRA NICE when the countryside is lush and green.Heading from Uralla to Walcha, you pass by large Merino Sheep Stations. About 5ks from Walcha is "Homeleigh Irish Town". This is a cluster of one room slab huts in which the Irish Shepherds lived in.WALCHA is a...

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  • Gostwyck

    WIth a name like that you'd expect British ancestry and this stunning little church, set amidst a glorious avenue of deciduous trees, is one of Australia's most photographed places of worship; though it's not used for that much these days, more for weddings.In 1821, the ship "Jessie" arrived in the new English colony and Henry Dangar (1796-1861)...

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  • The day of the Dollar Bird

    "It's my favourite bird," Mike said with passion."Really, never heard of it," was my uninformed reply."Look, I'll take you out in the paddock, there might be something out there."So we ventured across the swollen stream, flowing as it hadn't for a year or so, and he dropped me off half a kilometre south of the homestead.For the next hour I couldn't...

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  • The foundry

    This foundry was moved from Bridge Street in 1872 to cater for the head (at that time) of the railroad. Whilst, today, it appears to be in a backwater, in its hayday it was the centre of much of the activity in Uralla. During the 1880's the foundry was extremely busy making the iron lace work you see today that grace the buildings in Uralla and...

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  • Other sites

    The heritage walk worked out by the local historical society is a good way to view the old architecture dating from the late 19th century that dots the town.Marvel at the early architecture and its ability to withstand the years and remain in near pristine condition. Some, like the old library shown in pic 2, don't quite bear that statement out. A...

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