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Beyers Cottage

Hill End Historic Site

Overview

Beyers Cottage is well-preserved and a testament to Australia’s gold rush past – a remarkable historical remnant of Hill End’s gold mining heritage.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Hill End Historic Site
Price
Free

Beyers Cottage was built by the pioneering Polish miner Louis Beyers in the 1850s. Beyers was involved in the famous Holtermann Specimen discovery - the largest gold nugget found at the time. He later became the mayor of Hill End and is renowned for developing the local area.

This working class cottage is a miner’s dwelling relic and a great example of the wattle and daub construction technique. Once you’ve equipped yourself with lots of information, be sure to visit the quartz roasting pits and Valentines mine and imagine how the pioneers fossicked in search of fortune.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Hill End Historic Site in the Country NSW region
  • Hill End Historic Site is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Hill End area office
      (02) 6337 8206
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm daily (closed 12.30pm-1.30pm). Closed weekends and public holidays.
    • Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW
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