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Gulgong [1] is a township in the Central West region of the Australian state of New South Wales. Together with its neighbour Mudgee, Gulgong offers a fantastic historical heritage and a host of great small wineries.

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A former gold-mining town, Gulgong was the birthplace of one of Australia's great 19th century poets, Henry Lawson.

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  • Gulgong Visitors' Centre, 66 Herbert St, open Thursday through to Mon 10am-3pm, tel 02 6374 2691. Pamphlets can be obtained here outlining The Gulgong Town Trail which takes in the town's heritage sites.Email address gulgong@visitmudgeeregion.com.au Website www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au
  • Gulgong Pioneers' Museum, 73 Herbert Street
  • Henry Lawson Centre, 147 Mayne St (the old 1920s Salvation Army Hall), open daily 10am-12pm, extended to 3pm Saturdays, school and public holidays, tel 02 6374 2049 - the largest collection of memorabilia (paintings, prints, cuttings, photographs, books) outside of the Mitchell Library in Sydney relating to Henry Lawson, one of Australia's best-known poets and short-story writers

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