Scene of Australia’s largest gold robbery, 15 June 1862

 

Artwork and content by Barb Roach

Website construction by Mike O’Callaghan

Scene of gold robbery

Patrick William Morony: “Stage Coach Hold Up Eugowra Rocks” with permission National Library of Australia

 

At Escort Rock near Eugowra Frank Gardiner and his gang of bushrangers including Ben Hall ambushed and robbed the gold escort coach on its way from Forbes to Bathurst in New South Wales.

Eugowra’s Wild rocky hills that so successfully hid those bushrangers of the past now attract a new kind of bushranger to Nangar  National Park and local orienteering events.

If you’re related to bushrangers, don’t be shy – we’d love to meet you! Stop over or hold up in comfy accommodation including hotel, bed & breakfast, farmstay or country retreat.

If you’re interested in history, pioneers, old buildings, great shopping, fresh country air, beautiful vistas, meeting the local wildlife and the friendly hospitality of an Australian bush town . . .

COME TO EUGOWRA!

Clustered about the crossing of Mandagery Creek by the road from Orange to Forbes and named after “Eugowra Station”, which was broken up in the 1860’s, today’s village of Eugowra (pop. 500 approx.) is a haven of peace and tranquility.

Please click on buttons at left to:

Read a detailed account of the gold escort robbery,

Check out the range of attractions at Eugowra and district,

See the range of services available to visitors, and,

See other facts of interest about our town.

The bridge over Mandagery Creek. Focal point around which the town was formed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand old balcony of the Central Hotel

 

First published, in an earlier form, Feb 2006 by Eugowra Promotion and Progress Association Inc.

Re-published Oct 2011 by the same.

Last updated Jun 2014.

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