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23 September, 2015.POSTES IN: Blayney, Towns & Villages,TAGS: ,,,


Blayney is located 30 km south east of Orange. Settlement in the Blayney area dates back to 1800s. In 1837 a mill, an Inn and a few houses were all that occupied the village. Blayney was laid out by RG Haddon, in the same year it was gazetted and the population grew with the discovery of gold in the region.  The Railway came to Blayney in 1874 connecting the western area to Sydney.

After the opening of the rail line to Cowra in 1888, Blayney became a junction town, motivating the development of such industries as: the Country Freezing Works, Blayney Mining and Smelting Company.

Old Quarry

Today Blayney is home to a rail freight terminal that provides transport throughout Australia and several large manufacturing and industrial processing plants,

Visit Blayney Shire Council site for more information:

Things to see and do

  • The Viv Kable Memorial Museum is located in the Blayney Library, Adelaide Street
  • Church Hill Lookout gives a great perspective on the town and its industry
  • Visit the local Parks – Heritage Park and Carrington Park

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