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Bushranger Tracks – Peter Clark Memorial

Use of the Great North Road was a dangerous activity in the 1800s due to the constant threat posed by bushrangers. This problem experienced by travelers is typified by the tragic death of Peter Clark. This event is a visit to his memorial lead by historian and bushranger expert Gregory Powell.

On Saturday May 18, a tour of a bypassed section of the Great North Road in the upper Hunter Valley will be conducted as well as a visit to the large memorial to Peter Clark, who was shot by Henry Wilson the bushranger in April 1863. Tour will be lead by Gregory Powell, author of Bushranger Tracks, who is an acclaimed historian and expert on Australia’s bushranger past.

> 9.30am Burning Mountain Antiques in Wingen

> Travel by car to historic bridge and convict road formations.

> Drive on bitumen roads to the parking area at nearby Blandford for a short walk to the memorial to Peter Clark. This is the largest memorial in Australia to a civilian victim of a bushranger.

> Extension walk available to view nearby convict era road culverts.

Bring a picnic lunch for this interesting guided tour of a rarely visited part of Australia’s colonial history.

Make this a weekend trip with accommodation available in Scone or camping is possible at Burning Mountain Reserve.

Event date

Event Details

Address:
Corner New England Highway and Stirling Street, Wingen, NSW
9.30am Meet at the front of Burning Mountain Antiques in Wingen, on the New England Highway, which is located adjacent to the corner of the highway and Stirling Street.
Times:
9.30am to 12.30pm
Entry fees:
Free
Booking:
Prebooking required[email protected]
Attendance limit:
no
Website:
https://convicttrail.com.au/
Onsite facilities: