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About Pine Creek
Pine Creek – Gold, Chinese and a Train
In the late 1500’s Pine Creek was established when gold was discovered by one of the linesmen of the Overland Telegraph Line. Pine Creek still relies on mining for its survival, the surface gold disappeared rapidly but the goldfields were kept active by Chinese miners who entered the area in considerable numbers.
Pine Creek is home to many bird species and is an ideal spot to view the elusive Hooded Parrots and Gouldian Finch.
Pine Creek Mango's
A little know fact from the area centers on their Mango production. For travellers this is important for two reasons. If you are a migrant worker- the Mango season comes early in Pine Creek- early September. Also- each year the first box of Mangos is auctioned off in Sydney for charity. That first box of Mangos to officially open Mango season- always comes from Pine Creek. This year the Mangos raised $25,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Miners’ Park Bicentennial Project displays historic mining machinery from old sites in the area. Interpretive signs and displays give a comprehensive picture of life on the goldfields and the history of mining.
The Old Bakery corrugated iron building was originally built at Mt Diamond around 1908 by Jimmy Ah toy's father, who used it as a butcher shop. It was re-erected on its present site in 1915. The ant bed oven dates from 1922. It operated as a bakery until WWII.
Water Gardens: When the Railway line closed in 1976, the disused cutting became the water gardens with over $10,000 spent on plants and ponds
Learn more about the colourful history at the National Trust Museum, used as a Doctor's residence, clinic and dispensary and a Military hospital in WWII.
Lake Copperfield and the Mine Lookout are worth visiting.
- Dump Point