Hill End Historic Site
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.
- Historic buildings/places
- 38 Clarke Street, Hill End, NSW, 2850 - in Hill End Historic Site in Country NSW
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Hill End Historic Site office
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.
- 02 6370 9050
- 5 Beyers Avenue, Hill End NSW 2850
- 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.
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