GOLD in ADELONG, NSW.

'Gold on the Adelong!'

An Historical Archaeological Landscape Study of the Adelong Goldfield 1853-1916. - Link to Dr Jennifer Lambert Tracey BA (ANU), M App.ScUC, Ph.D (UC)

The first discovery of Gold at Adelong

(Ref - http://www.historyaustralia.org.au/ifhaa/towns/adelong.htm)

The first discovery of Gold at Adelong was reportedly by the Rev. B Clarke in 1841. Albeit it was not until around 1852 that the rush to Adelong commenced. These early arrivals mostly engaged in alluvial mining along the Adelong Creek and in the gullies opposite. The accommodation for these hopeful prospectors consisted of tents which flanked the banks of the creek and the gully opposite throughout the 1850s. During this decade some 20,000 prospectors passed through Adelong, and the area yielded over 20,000 tonnes of Gold. At one stage Adelong had a tent (or canvas) city of upwards of 10,000 people.

Adelong attracted prospectors from all over the world. In fact, so many were from Cornwell in England that a section of Adelong became known as 'Cornishtown'. Some of the successful prospectors set up enterprises in the town, and remained in Adelong after the rush. Much of the township's current population can boast links to fossickers, publicans and storekeepers from the Gold Rush days. My ancestors were attracted to the region for a number of reasons - The SHINTLERS came as miners, Thomas Matthews (my Great-Great Grandfather) was a Carter who carried supplies from Sydney to Adelong in the 1850's. He liked the area and, on his third trip to the region, took his family with him and they took up farm land there.

A prominent pioneer of Adelong was William WILLIAMS. He discovered reef gold at Old Hill Reef, also known as Mount Charcoal. This site alone yielded over 4 tonnes of gold. He reinvested his finds into the town commercially. By the 1860s he owned a number of the local businesses including the Adelong brewery.

William Williams was part owner of two fossicking companies; Williams Gold Mining Company, and North Williams Gold Mining Company. He earned the nickname 'Gold Dust', and it was known that he carried gold on his person regularly. Once when he was prospecting in a gully north of Adelong, the bushranger Hawthorne planned to rob him. Mistaken identity is said to have led Hawthorne to attack and kill a man named Grant. Hawthorne murdered again before his capture near Goulburn.

Historians and Gold fossickers alike find Adelong a place of great interest. Located on the Snowy Mountain Highway in the south west slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Adelong nestles in the hills between Gundagai to the north, Batlow to the south, Tumut to the east and Wagga Wagga to the west. Adelong has a rich heritage extending back over 170 years. Hume and Hovell made the first western recording of the area as they passed by the creek on their way back to Sydney Town, completing their historic expedition of 1824-25. The word 'Adelong' contains a sense of older contact with the area, being the local Aboriginal word for 'river of plain'.

The explorers Hume and Hovell described Adelong and surrounds as "rough and difficult country", and white settlement of the area proved a slow affair. By the 1830s, 12,000-13,000 sheep were grazed along the Murrumbidgee River. David Johnson established Adelong Creek station there in 1848. Likewise, Thomas Hill Bardwell's "Adelong Station" was founded in late 1825, shortly after the Hume and Hovell expedition passed though the region, and covered an area in those early days extending from Tumblong to Batlow.

Adelong's economy no longer depends upon gold finds. Its chief industries are beef and dairy cattle, wool, fat lambs, orcharding, and the local cattle sale yards. It is mostly visited today out of historical interest. The main street from Campbell to Neil Streets has been classified for preservation by the National Trust.

The Adelong Falls reserve which was established in 1971 covers 27 hectares, and includes the picturesque 'Cascade Falls'. Offering picnicking and BBQ facilities, the walking tracks of the reserve lead to the sites of two early homesteads, 'Campsie' and 'Ferndale', as well as an area specially designated by the New South Wales government as a "Fossicking Area". - (Ref - http://www.historyaustralia.org.au/ifhaa/towns/adelong.htm)

1900 - ADELONG, Tuesday -

Mr Carne, Government Geologist, gave particulars yesterday on the geological formation of the world. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 16 May 1900).

1886 - News from the Colonial Goldfields. - (The latest informatlon concerning mining shares will be found in our Telegraphic and Commercial Reports.) NEW SOUTH WALES. - ADELONG.-Messrs., Allan and party, on the Gap Beef, have struck a new lode of stone at the 100ft level, whioh looks well. It is similar in appearance to that found in Eyas's and party low ground, which has paid so well for months. Several new claims have been taken up on this line, and prospecting is going on briskly. - (REf- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 10 April 1886).

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OLD ADELONG. - Alluvial Mining Days. - (BY WILL CARTER.) I. - There is a ripple of romance in the cool, pellucid current of tbe Adelong Creek, on whose western bank I was born, and which I recently revisited after a lapse of 20 years, to find it a popular trout stream. When I first saw the light, Middle Adelong was a lively alluvial goldfield, resounding to the picks and shovels of hundreds of eager, venturing men of all nationalities sluicing for the free gold above, and below the junction of the two arms, the Upper and the Main Adelong Creeks, that headed some miles above the settlement.

There Abraham Watson, one of the most conspicuous of the pioneers, ran a store and hotel on highly lucrative lines, when goods were packed out on mules from Tumut, 13 miles north-east, or brought with much difficulty over practically roadless ridges, and down precipitous gaps, with horses and dray.

There was a camp of 800 Chinamen in the vicinity who occasionally got out of hand when one of their number ran amok, and, in that wild, old time of early mining activity in the State, the dig, drink, and be merry era, when gold was easily won and easily spent, there was need for much vigilance and tact on the part of the Police, under Sergeant McGinnity. The sergeant subsequently fell a victim to the cowardly bullet of Dan Morgan, the bushranger, who waited at the roadside till his pursuer had ridden past, and then shot him in the back. Morgan had heard through his fence, informotion bureau that the Sergeant had sworn to get him, and so he took no risk on that day of reckoning.

OLD TIMERS. - Abe Watson's establishment was near the junction of the creeks, while a couple of miles further down stood Robert Reily's popular hotel, acquired later by Robert Downing of the Black Springs property. There were a number of Americans, Forty-niners, like Doctor Austen, Albert Hogan, Charles Bliss, W. Dickenson, and scores more, on the field, but the most conspicuous man of all was Abe Watson.

In addition to his dual business activity, Watson acquired a good extent of land, partly in conjunction with John Real, and bought gold in extense, being occasionally "nipped" by the rogue Chinamen who introduced an admixture of copper filings to improve the weight of the gold whenever possible. Watson was a man of courage, and, undoubtedly a man of luck, for, despite the fact that the settlement was within the patrol of Morgan, "Jack-ln-the-Boots," and other lawless men, he regularly took his gold accumulation into Tumut, mounted on his trusty cob, in the night hours without once meeting with molestation. He had branch stores at Upper Adelong and at Grahamstown, three miles below Adelong proper.

Among other jolly wights of that old time were -

Peter Harcus,

Harry Mellon,

Louis McCoy,

J. A. Carter,

Frank Hyslop,

William Ranes ("Butcher Bill"),

James Summers ("Beardy Jim"),

Henry Preston ("Little Harry"),

Harry Ehlers ("Harry the Butcher"),

Harry Amelong ("Daddy"), John, Peter, and

Paul Probeck ("Prussian Jack"),

Joseph Balley,

William Bingle,

Murdock McLennnn, and, lower down,

Robert Reily, R. M. Reily, John Devlin,

William Marshall ("Scotch Willy"),

J. Ferguson, and

Captain Purcell, all more or less interested in ground sluicing in the banks of the creek, fed by gold shed in past ages from reefs in the flanking spurs of the Tumberumba Range.

The gold was a good, clean, shotty sample in most cases, though large nuggets of the kind found in the Macquarie Valley, and in parts of Victoria, were never seen. The coarsest gold was got near the Junction.

I well remember seeing, when a boy, two miners lever a huge rock over in order to get out a nice bit of blue washdirt from a gutter beneath. Taking a topping dishful to the red waters of the creek, one of the men panned it off, and, returning to his mate, swished the residue of heavy black sand round, exposing half a pennyweight of gold. "By George, that's good!" exclaimed his mate, and, when, a moment later, he dropped a half ounce nugget into the dish from his mouth, where he had concealed it from sight, his partner's hat went into the air, and he executed a brief hornpipe among the pebbles in acknowledgement of the event.

THE PROCESS. -

The ground was never very deep, running to ten or twelve feet, with about a two-thirds overburden of clay with fairly coarse red or blue wash, resting on a rock-bottom that varied from hard to soft, and jointed with occasionally a slate or "sugar-bar" intrusion always carrying good gold. The banks were undermined and then barred down and washed off with the rest of the stuff by a good body of water brought down for miles in head races that took time and cost much to construct, owing to blasting difficulties and fluming.

After running off for some weeks, the rock was cleaned up and all the resultant gold lay captured in the paving stones of the tailrace and was easily obtained. Many a miner was robbed at night by pilfering Chinese, who stealthily approached with shovel and buckets in the darkness, prised out the paving-stones at the head of the race, filled their buckets, and decamped with the cream of the wash up.

Many a good old muzzle loader belched its volley, and many a charge of course salt caught John in the rear, from the watchful mineowner, making John hop sky high and bolt for home and opium, leaving his buckets behind.

On one occasion a miner, smarting under a recent loss, used very line shot instead of salt. Bang! went the gun, and after John had sky rocketted and relanded he clutched the rear of his pants, leaped round in the direction of the shot, and yelled, "Mucka-hilo! Whaffor no gammon shootem?" showing his decided preference for the more usual saline system of punishment.

HYDRAULIC SLUICING.

At Upper Adelong the ground was rather deeper and recourse was had to hydraulic sluicing in addition to the ordinary. Among the old hands there might be mentioned :-

E. Corbett,

C. Bliss,

A. Hicks,

J. Currie,

R. Currie.

H. Wicht,

P. Welsh,

H. Fallon,

G. Westphal,

J. Rube,

I. Callaway,

and others,

while on the Main Adelong were the

Mitchells,

Walter Dixon,

W. Ranes,

Elchorn,

Pienlng,

Amelung,

Tom Cramp,

D. Cahill,

Q. Edwards. and others.

After the cream of the gold had been exhausted by sluicing, the old creek bed was combed for many years by boxing parties, who worked up the beaches for flood-gold and stray patches of rich gold in bits of solid ground overlooked by the lucky diggers before. The creek was turned by means of a wing dam of saplings and sand, a run of about three boxes were then set, and paddocking commenced. Wooden false-bottoms were laid in the boxes over blanket in order to catch the gold; these were preferable to pavlng stones In the work of forking. The chief obstacle was the constant inflow of water from the creek, necessitating the use of a spear pump or buckets for bailing into the tail race, which often lacked in fall, and had to be constantly relieved of tailings. Many a time in winter the miner had to break the ice in order to ball out the hole or paddock before starting the day's boxing. In a party of four two men would be at the face feeding the box, one standing on a box plying his long handled sluice fork and making the stones rattle as he slung them back to the heap on the worked ground.

After a few days' boxing the paddock was cleaned up and the wash up took place. The boxes were run down to their limit, then three-fifths, or perhaps more, of the water was turned off, and the false-bottoms were taken up and washed in the boxes. Then the sand and gold were worked constantly with the hands and rush-brushes, always pushing the stuff back until it was thinned down to black sand and a miscellaneous collection of iron mongery in the nature of old boot nails, tacks, grains of shot, and sundries, with the lovely grains of gold streaming down in thin line or scattered in their procession downward to the wooden ripple at the end, or bottom, of the last box. The ripple was at last removed and the stuff caught in a prospecting dish, to be tediously washed off later, and the gold finally freed from the sand, etc. by the breath applied to the mass in a heated tin blower.

The flood or beach gold was very light, ranging upwards from dust to pieces of seldom more than a few pennyweights. The miners' terms which applied in a graduated scale were: Mustard, ghost, colour, floater, speck, grain, piece, nugget. - (Ref-

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, AGED 103. A PIONEER MINER. ("Sydney Herald," September 30.)

Mr William Williams, centenarian, of Adelong Crossing, and a pioneer miner, died at Gundagai on the 28th September aged 102 years 5 months. He was in full possession of his faculties up till the day of his death, and up to a few months ago he could see to read without glasses. His hair was only partly grey. He enjoyed the distinction of having lived in three centuries. He always delighted to talk on mining subjects.

Deceased came to the colony of New South Wales in 1822, and after landing at Sydney he proceeded to Bathurst.

There he discovered gold, it is stated, as early as 1830. On the breaking out of the Ophir gold rush, he abandoned his calling at wheelwright and blacksmith and visited that field, where he was exceptionally lucky.

He next visited the Turon obtaining large quantities of gold. He left that field with £65,000 to his credit in the Oriental Bank.

Travellers at this period had bushrangang dangers to undergo, but Mr Williams made cavities in the bed of an old dray for secreting his gold. Altogether he carried in this way 1 ton 6 cwt. After visiting the Ovens he went to Adelong, arrving there in 1852.

There for a time he followed alluvial mining, until he found the Old Hill Reef, the first quartz reef discovered at Adelong, New South Wales. He subsequently developed the Victoria Reef. After acquiring £10,000, he sold out for £46,000, and subsequently developed the Kurrajong reef.

In connection with mining Mr Williams acquired over £200,000 worth of gold, of which £180,000 worth was got in the vicinity of Adelong. Mr Williams had been the foremost man in the colony in mining matters. His reputation for developing mines successfully became a by word.

He started the first crushing machine on the Adelong fields in 1858. Prior to this gold was obtained by sluicing rubble and dollying, appliances for extracting gold being of a primitive nature. In those days only 10ft was allowed each miner and on the old reef line there were 32 claims, which totalled 54,238oz. The Victoria reef, out of the returns of gold won from which Mr Williams made a great amount of money has an interesting history. At the time it was the deepest mine in the colony. The owners, received two successive Government awards, one of £1,000 for finding gold at 1,000ft, the deepest payable reef in the colony, and a further award of £1,000 for showing a payable reef at 1,500ft. These figures were remarkable at the time. This shaft was the deepest in this part of N.S.W.

In those days Mr Williams used to carry large sums of money about with him. In the early seventies he was prospecting near Adelong Station, and it is supposed a highwayman lay waiting for him in a gully about half a mile from the road. Mr. Williams did not pass the expected spot, but a man named Grant resembling Williams, went along the gully. He was pinioned to a tree and murdered. The assassin was supposed to be a bushranger. - (Ref- The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 4 October 1902 Page 7).

Adelong.-With the return of settled fine weather, these gold fields are reviving. We believe that the returns have never been so great in proportion to the population employed. About 150 men are at work on the old Adelong fields. Several applications for water privileges have lately been entertained by the Commissioner. E. Talbot is busily employed in cutting a race two and a quarter miles long, with water head for two sluices.

The contract for cutting, we believe, is £70. Several parties have crossed the ridge into the main Adelong, and are very successful. As this creek is very extensive room for many hundreds is now provided. In Sharpe's Creek, a few parties are doing moderateing well, say about £10 per week per man; but water is getting scarce.

Reedy Flat.-A party of three men from the Ovens, Smedley, Dougherty, and another, have been very busy during the week in washing up the old stuff. Several hundred ounces have rewarded their laborious exertions. They have obtained the right of bringing water from the head of the Gilmore to the Reedy Flat, about six or eight miles, with water for three sluices. The contract for cutting is £250. The old hands now see the prize they have missed.

1856 - Tumberumba and Tarcutta.- About 100 men are at work here with varied success. We understand that an opportunity will be afforded to the miners in the Murrumbidgee district to rid themselves of their accumulated gold before the 31st December, by an armed escort as far as Goulburn.- (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 20 December 1856).

1870 - ADELONG. - TUESDAY. -

The Goldfields Commission arrived at half-past 2, by Cobb's coach; Mr. E. G. Brown and Mr. I. Vyner, of Tumut, were here to receive them. The Commission sit to-morrow, at the Court-house. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 21 September 1870).

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Adelong, NSW Historic gold mining town Adelong is one of those small country towns where time has stood still. The tree-lined main street is edged by shops with quaint veranda facades. The two pubs, typical Aussie country hotels, look unchanged since the 1940s and the locals still stop and chat on the main street as people do in a country town with a population of less than 1000. Adelong barely deserved to be called a town until gold was discovered in 1853. Two years later there were 2,000 miners spread across the narrow valley and by 1860 the town had grown to around 20,000. Today its appeal lies primarily in the beauty of its main street, the pleasant walk beside Adelong Creek and the excellent remnants of the goldmining era which still exist at the Adelong Falls Reserve

Location Adelong is 411 km south-west of Sydney via the Hume and Snowy Mountains Highways. It is 340 m above sea level.

Origin of Name No one knows precisely what Adelong, or a word which sounded like Adelong, meant in the local Wiradjuri language but it is now accepted that it either meant 'along the way' or 'river on a plain'. As Adelong is in a valley, the last definition seems doubtful.

Things to See and Do An Historic Walk Exploring the Buildings of Adelong There is a delightful historic walk around Adelong which takes about an hour and passes most of the town's interesting and National Trust-listed buildings. The starting point is at the Royal Hotel on the corner of Campbell and Tumut Streets (Tumut Street has been classified by the National Trust) at the Tumut end of town. The Royal is the oldest hotel in town and is a typical country pub with a characteristic wide veranda. On the opposite corner is the Bank of New South Wales, built in 1882. It is a two-storey Classical Revival bank built of sandstone bricks and with a cast-iron and timber veranda and balcony. It oozes prosperity as the town was rich from the surrounding gold mines at the time of its construction.

The walk proceeds along Tumut Street passing the Hotel Adelong, the Post Office (1886), the Apex Park and The Old Pharmacy (1877). On the corner of Havelock Street is a single-storey private house which is a rare extant example of a miner's cottage. It was built in 1873.

In Havelock Street is St Andrew's Presbyterian Church which was built in 1878 and in Lockhart Street is the Wesley Uniting Church, built in 1886. The site had been used by Methodists since the beginning of the goldrushes. Services were held there as early as 1853 and a simple church was built on the site in 1866. Campbell Street is the setting for the Police Station and the Court House which were both built in 1874. On Gilmore Street the Adelong Public School (1877), with its church-like main school building and steep gables, has been listed by the National Trust. In Gundagai Street, St James Catholic Church dates from 1862. It was consecrated in 1868 by Bishop Polding, the first Catholic Archbishop of Australia. From the Catholic church it is only a short walk back to the Royal Hotel.

The Walk Beside Adelong Creek to Adelong Falls Reserve

The walk beside Adelong Creek is a delightful way to spend a few hours (the walk is flat and takes about half an hour each way) and the path includes signs which explain the history and processes of gold mining in the area. At various points the visitor gets information like "The 8 metre waterwheel was built in 1870 to power the entire mill … it could generate 37 kw" and, at the Reefer Gold Battery, the function of each of the parts – the flume, the waterwheel, the buddle, the holding tanks, the reverbatory furnace – is explained.

The Walks around Adelong Falls Reserve

There are three walks around the Falls. The Ferndale Walk is an easy 40 minute loop which passes the Sawyer's Gully waterfall and the Reefer Battery. The Battery Walk takes 30 minutes and includes the wheel houses and the long staircase and the Campsie Lookout Walk is a 15 minute walk along Adelong Creek.

What makes Adelong so important is that so much of the gold mining equipment is still intact. This make it a real gold mining experience where it is possible to see the original battery, inspect the stone ruins and pan for gold just as the fossickers and miners did back in the 1860s and 1870s.

Richie's Gold Battery at the Adelong Falls Reserve

The Adelong Falls Reserve, which is located on the Old Gundagai Road to the west of the town, is a combination of walks, some falls and pools where it is still possible to pan for gold, and the remnants and ruins of Richie's Gold Battery which was built by David Wilson and William Richie in 1870. The area is clearly signposted and many of the ruins are easy to recognise including the Gold Battery, the water wheels which were used to drive the battery, and the old brick chimney.

A brochure explains:

"The ruins of the Richie's gold batteries are the remains of a quartz crushing and gold saving installation, which was praised as 'a credit to New South Wales' and which ranked 'foremost of any in Australia' (Department of Mines annual report 1882). The ruins are made up of what was called a 'reefer machine' and was operated from the earliest 'rush' days up until World War I. All the machinery at the site was worked by two large water wheels supplied with water from the Adelong Creek and carried down by races, either cut into the hillside or on wooden trestles."

There is some confusion about the total gold production from the area but it is known that 5 tonnes of gold were delivered to the Sydney Mint from the Reefer Ore crushing mill up to 1914. Certainly tunnels were blasted into the surrounding hills to a depth of 400 metres (the great Victoria mine operators received a bounty of 1000 pounds when their shaft reached 800 feet) and, at its peak, mines with names like Gibraltar, Long Tunnel, Donkey Hill and Lady Mary were yielding as much as 50 ounces to every ton of ore crushed. If you want to try your luck, it is possible to buy panning dishes from many of the stores in Adelong.

Adelong Alive Museum

The Adelong Alive Museum, a simple country town museum, now has an extensive collection of historic photographs and a lovingly created model of the Adelong Falls gold crushing mill, the Reefer Battery. It is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to understand the boom industry which drove the town's economy from the 1860s until the outbreak of World War I when a combination of declining gold yields and a desire by the miners to head off to Europe to fight saw the end of gold mining in the district. Located in Tumut Street, it is open by appointment, tel: (02) 6946 2417.

History *

Prior to European settlement the Adelong Valley was inhabited by members of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal language group.

Europeans had settled the area by the 1840s. The Adelong Creek Station was established in 1843.

Gold was discovered in 1853 and a gold rush followed. In two years the town's population had reached an estimated 5,000 people.

In 1855 the local Anglican parish was established.

* In 1856 the town was formally gazetted. <> By 1857 more gold was being found in the district. William Williams discovered reef and alluvial gold on Mount Charcoal and, as the folk legend would have it, at one point he bought a mining claim for £40,000 and sold it for £75,000 later the same day.

By 1860 the town's population had reached 20,000 of whom nearly 3,000 miners were Chinese.

In 1862 St James Roman Catholic Church was consecrated and by 1866 the Methodist Church had been built.

Through the 1860s and 1870s the town boomed with mines and batteries (to crush the reef gold) opening up along the valley. The mines had names like Donkey Hill, The Challenger, Lady Mary, Long Tunnel, Great Victoria and Gibraltar.

In 1874 the town's Court House and Police Station were completed.

In 1879 the Great Victoria Mine won a bounty when gold was mined at a depth of 300 metres - a NSW first.

In 1915, as miners left to go to war, the Gibraltar mine closed down.

In 1930 the Reefer Battery Dam was blown up so the silt could be washed for gold.

Today the town is a small service for the surrounding farmers (with cattle, sheep and orchards dominating) and all that remains of the booming gold mining town is a charming historic remnant with large sections of the main street being classified by the National Trust.

Visitor Information

The nearest visitor information centre is the Tumut Region Visitor Information Centre, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut, tel: 02 6947 7025.

Useful Websites

There is a useful local website - http://www.adelong.org.au/ - which includes information about eating and accommodation in the town.

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Adelong is the perfect “Tree Change” town being on the Snowy Mountains Highway only 16 km from Tumut and 1.5 hours from the snow at Mt. Selwyn. There are two primary schools and a school bus to Tumut for the high school. There is a local doctor and the Tumut hospital is 15 minutes away. The Golden Gully Caravan Park is booked from the RSL Club. There is great accommodation for short stays and cafes and restaurants and you can still buy a house under $200,000.

Mrs Lee Whiting on July 10, 2015 at 11:55 pm Reply

My aunt, Alice Whiting, lives there!

David Dlugosinski on June 18, 2016 at 3:19 am Reply Population growth rates and other stats would be useful.

I agree Jack BUT I did this whole exercise 25 years ago and learned, very rapidly, that content rich sites (and stats are content rich) need a lot of staff because they have to be kept up to date. That is why, for example, I have not listed Accommodation and Eating. They change too rapidly and no one want to go to a site where the information is out of date. But thanks for the comment. It has been considered.

The last time I saw Adelong it was a ghost town apart from the Pub. My great grandmother’s house was no longer there. It’s so nice Adelong’s beauty and history is being recognised. Unfortunately I have no details of Aboriginal people in the area.

Well, I can tell you Kate. It is far from a ghost town today. It has a charming veranda-ed main street, guest houses, a cafe and a couple of pubs and is thriving. The only problem is that trucks from the Visy works come through town and they disrupt an otherwise peaceful main street.

Kate Markel on January 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply - See more at: http://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/adelong-nsw#sthash.vefNrlkC.dpuf

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12857/1928 JEFFERY, ALFRED J married Miss HOGAN Bride's Given Name(s) SYLVIA V District TUMUT

2546/1930 JEFFERY Groom's Given Name(s) HORACE V Bride's Family Name(s) HOGAN Bride's Given Name(s) AMY S District TUMUT

16381/1937 - JEFFERY Groom's Given Name(s) MAURICE VINCENT Bride's Family Name(s) HIBBENS Bride's Given Name(s) KATHLEEN DRENA District TUMUT

2028/1856 - JEFFERY Groom's Given Name(s) RICHARD Bride's Family Name(s) KERSHAW Bride's Given Name(s) ELIZABETH District TUMUT

22663/1936 - JEFFERY Groom's Given Name(s) JOHN WILLIAM Bride's Family Name(s) HUTCHINGS Bride's Given Name(s) HILDA ELLEN District TUMUT

23125/1939 - JEFFERY Groom's Given Name(s) REGINALD ALEXANDER Bride's Family Name(s) MONAGLE Bride's Given Name(s) PEARL District TUMUT

9785/1937 - JEFFERY, REGINALD CHARLES married Miss SMITH, HAZEL SYLVIA CORALIE in TUMUT

7569/1904 - JEFFERY, ALFRED J married Miss HILLIER, CLARA L in Tumut

5902/1907 Groom's Family Name JEFFERY, ABRAHAM Bride's Family Name(s) HARRISON Bride's Given Name(s) FLORENCE District TUMUT Unavailable

10097/1910 Walter JEFFERY, married Miss FAINT, SARAH in TUMUT

13681/1910 - James JEFFERY married BELL, SARAH in TUMUT

4234/1875 - James JEFFERY married Miss REARDON ELIZABETH in TUMUT

2683/1857 - John JEFFERY married Miss HANNING, SUSAN in TUMUT

8875/1907 Groom's Family Name JEFFERY, ALEXANDER Bride's Family Name(s) SHEEHAN Bride's Given Name(s) ISABELLA M District TUMUT

4926/1879 - Fred JEFFERY married Miss LEE, ELIZABETH in TUMUT

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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