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October 22, 2015

Newnes Ruins

At the end of Wolgan Valley lies a reminder of the shale oil industry. The township and shale oil mining complex was established in 1906. The Newnes Oil Shale Mine produced low grade oil. Set within beautiful mountain scenery, a collection of shanties, huts and buildings for the mining process were built. Today the ruins of the site are all that remains.

1 hour 30 minute drive down into the Wollemi National Park (Wolgan Valley) to the ruins