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Molong

Fast Facts:

Population: 1629

Established: 1822  

Famous for: National Trust listed main street, site of 
Yuranigh Aboriginal Grave, home of the Packham Pear. 

Historical Milestones: Originally a police and military 
outpost visited by Charles Sturt in 1828. Just east of Molong 
is the site of Yuranigh’s Grave. Yuranigh was an aboriginal 
tracker who accompanied Sir Thomas Mitchell on his 1864 expedition. Copper Hill located north of Molong was the first copper mine in Australia. The Packham Pear first cultivated 
here by Charles Packham in 1896.

What you can expect now:  Molong is rich in history 
with a broad main street and beautifully restored buildings, 
(many built from local stone). There are cafes, shopping, 
galleries, museum, extensive medical services, swimming 
pool, sporting clubs and a variety of accommodation available.

Surrounding the town is a rich farming district including 
some lovely vineyards and cellar doors. The town is 35 
kilometres north west of Orange.

Key events to plan for:

  • NSW Sheep Dog Trails – March
  • Molong 100 Mile Dinner – April
  • Molong Players (live and local theatre) – August
  • Meet U in Molong (vintage car and motorbike 
display and stalls) – September
  • Molong Agricultural Show – September
  • Molong Village Markets – March, July, September

 

Must see and do:

  • 
Stroll down the magnificent main street to view 
the historic buildings 
  • Visit our galleries, museums or local craft shops
  • 
Call in on a cellar door and enjoy the local produce
  • 
Link up with Manildra,  Borenore or Cumnock 
on some of the best scenic drives in the region

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