Sofala NSW – well preserved historic gold mining town

Sofala Convent

Of all the old gold mining towns in New South Wales Sofala is one of the most interesting and unusual.  While hardly comparable with Hill End, which is 35 km further on and much more carefully preserved, Sofala is a village with an authentic old world charm. In essence its nothing more than two streets which have no formal construction and no curbing and guttering and yet which can legitimately claim to be ‘Australia’s oldest surviving gold town’.

Read more here in the SMH

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