GALLERY: Oberon is celebrating 150 years

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.
OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.
Oberon’s main street in 1940s.

Oberon’s main street in 1940s.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

This car was one of the first to visit Jenolan Caves. The driver is believed to be Mark Foy, founder of the Hydro Majestic. It would date to around 1904-1906.

This car was one of the first to visit Jenolan Caves. The driver is believed to be Mark Foy, founder of the Hydro Majestic. It would date to around 1904-1906.

Voss Wiburd in the River Cave some time prior to the First World War.

Voss Wiburd in the River Cave some time prior to the First World War.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

Unloading bricks for chamber extensions.

Unloading bricks for chamber extensions.

In 1968 local builder Bernie Jamieson added the second level to Oberon Council Chambers.

In 1968 local builder Bernie Jamieson added the second level to Oberon Council Chambers.

Patrick Hanrahan.

Patrick Hanrahan.

Isabella in 1940.

Isabella in 1940.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

Malcolm Watson ploughing his paddock ready to sew potatoes.

Malcolm Watson ploughing his paddock ready to sew potatoes.

Eucalyptus oil factory.

Eucalyptus oil factory.

Hardwood trees felled with axes were used locally to build houses or sent by rail to Broken Hill to use as mine props.

Hardwood trees felled with axes were used locally to build houses or sent by rail to Broken Hill to use as mine props.

Pine seeding farm at Norway in the 1970s.

Pine seeding farm at Norway in the 1970s.

First governor of Oberon Afforestation Centre was Jack Hagan

First governor of Oberon Afforestation Centre was Jack Hagan

1931 Mimosa Dell athletics champions - back row Ron Knight, Athol Artery, Sid Gooding, Phillis Artery. Front - Vince Artery, Rita Knightingale, Ossie Kelly, Wally Kelly, Aileen Artery, Colin Foran, Cassie Knightingale

1931 Mimosa Dell athletics champions - back row Ron Knight, Athol Artery, Sid Gooding, Phillis Artery. Front - Vince Artery, Rita Knightingale, Ossie Kelly, Wally Kelly, Aileen Artery, Colin Foran, Cassie Knightingale

Oberon’s Church Hill facing west towards Main Steet.

Oberon’s Church Hill facing west towards Main Steet.

Whalan’s General Store on top of Two Mile Hill, Jenolan Caves.

Whalan’s General Store on top of Two Mile Hill, Jenolan Caves.

Staff and inmates often cleared the Shooters Hill Road of snow for traffic to get through.

Staff and inmates often cleared the Shooters Hill Road of snow for traffic to get through.

Hazelgrove station.

Hazelgrove station.

Opening of the Anglican Rectory.

Opening of the Anglican Rectory.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

In the early days families would travel to Oberon from far and wide for the Oberon Show. Before attending the Show gentlemen would gather at the local for a few beverages.

In the early days families would travel to Oberon from far and wide for the Oberon Show. Before attending the Show gentlemen would gather at the local for a few beverages.

Rev Pickering owned the first car in Oberon, a 1909 Brush Mini. It was a deluxe model as it had headlights, spare tyre and a windscreen

Rev Pickering owned the first car in Oberon, a 1909 Brush Mini. It was a deluxe model as it had headlights, spare tyre and a windscreen

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

1961 premiers - Back row - Kevin Hawken, Peter Glendenning, Rolf Trudgett, John Rush, Vince Everingham, Tony Paskins, Don Elwin, Peter Richards. Front - Brian Harvey, Norm Brown, John Brien, Laurie Evans and Col Elwin

1961 premiers - Back row - Kevin Hawken, Peter Glendenning, Rolf Trudgett, John Rush, Vince Everingham, Tony Paskins, Don Elwin, Peter Richards. Front - Brian Harvey, Norm Brown, John Brien, Laurie Evans and Col Elwin

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

Oberon Council chambers covered in a layer of snow.

Oberon Council chambers covered in a layer of snow.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

Timber processing line.

Timber processing line.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

Jenolan Caves.

Jenolan Caves.

Oberon’s Highland Steam and Vintage Fair is held during February each year, the event is a fantastic mix of heritage vehicle displays, car clubs, road runs, interactive events and displays incorporating the Oberon Timber Industry, and plenty of steam engines puffing and tooting away and running about the township of Oberon.

Oberon’s Highland Steam and Vintage Fair is held during February each year, the event is a fantastic mix of heritage vehicle displays, car clubs, road runs, interactive events and displays incorporating the Oberon Timber Industry, and plenty of steam engines puffing and tooting away and running about the township of Oberon.

Timber mills dominate the skyline of Oberon.

Timber mills dominate the skyline of Oberon.

Kanangra Walls in the Kanangra Boyd National Park is a favourite for bushwalkers.

Kanangra Walls in the Kanangra Boyd National Park is a favourite for bushwalkers.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

OBERON: Celebrating 150 years from 1863-2013.

The Oberon Dam is a huge tourist attraction for Oberon as rainbow and brown trout can be found in the dam and surrounding streams.

The Oberon Dam is a huge tourist attraction for Oberon as rainbow and brown trout can be found in the dam and surrounding streams.

1970 premiers - back - Ron Brown, Rodney Gibbs, Tom Press, Paul Casey, Bruce Ryan, Chris Ryan, John Hill, Trevor Grady, Peter Slattery, Pat Scott. middle - Peter Richards, Neville Kelly, Wally Hagerty, Jock Schrader, Ross Baldwin, Doug Ballinger. Front - John Rush, Noel Dowler, Gil Schrader, Garry Fisher, Warren Fitzpatrick and Bill Fawcett.

1970 premiers - back - Ron Brown, Rodney Gibbs, Tom Press, Paul Casey, Bruce Ryan, Chris Ryan, John Hill, Trevor Grady, Peter Slattery, Pat Scott. middle - Peter Richards, Neville Kelly, Wally Hagerty, Jock Schrader, Ross Baldwin, Doug Ballinger. Front - John Rush, Noel Dowler, Gil Schrader, Garry Fisher, Warren Fitzpatrick and Bill Fawcett.

Nurse Fox nursing Lance Armstrong

Nurse Fox nursing Lance Armstrong

Spectacular morning sunrise looking east over Oberon.

Spectacular morning sunrise looking east over Oberon.

Dog Trials at the annual Burraga Sheep Show which is held every August.

Dog Trials at the annual Burraga Sheep Show which is held every August.

The Oberon Rodeo attracts participants and spectators from all over the state.

The Oberon Rodeo attracts participants and spectators from all over the state.

Oberon’s Highland Steam and Vintage Fair is held during February each year, the event is a fantastic mix of heritage vehicle displays, car clubs, road runs, interactive events and displays incorporating the Oberon Timber Industry, and plenty of steam engines puffing and tooting away and running about the township of Oberon.

Oberon’s Highland Steam and Vintage Fair is held during February each year, the event is a fantastic mix of heritage vehicle displays, car clubs, road runs, interactive events and displays incorporating the Oberon Timber Industry, and plenty of steam engines puffing and tooting away and running about the township of Oberon.

Oberon's 150th celebration

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