Ellen Kelly’s release from prison in February 1881 is commemorated by this photo taken at the Kelly homestead. Scarcely more than two months later, Constable Robert Graham visited here with Father Thomas Egan of Wangaratta and gained Mrs Kelly’s help in defusing the ongoing Kelly rebellion.
Shearing Shed, "Clear Creek", north of Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, showing a typical mixture of original slab walling and iron additions. The iron hinged flaps are opened to allow light and ventilation. Note the detached iron toilet, or 'bush dunny', at left. Photo: Graham Lupp.
Mudgee railway was the life blood of the town. I remember catching the 'milk run' train to Sydney. The train was an old 'puffing billy' . In winter the train men would slide along the corridors, tin boxes filled with sand that had been sitting with the engine and were very hot. They would cover the boxes with sacking and we would take off our shoes and keep warm. Sadly no trains come to Mudgee now eventhough the population has doubled and the building has been a series of eateries.