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Capertee *

Is a small village, located on the crest of the Great Dividing Range about 800m above sea level, 200km from Sydney. The Castlereagh Highway links the village to Lithgow in the south and Mudgee to the north. Capertee was proclaimed a village on 4th October 1890. Ref: Government Gazette. Previously the locality was known as Capertee Camp. Ref: Application for the Establishment of a Public School, 1881 at Capertee Camp. The Capertee Railway Station was opened on 15th May 1882. Regular services ceased on 1st September 1993. Capertee Public School was opened in April 1882. The name Capertee was recorded as part of the description of the County of Roxburgh in The Sydney Gazette, 17th October 1829, p. 1 as "Head of the Capertee Rivulet". Capita River (named by William Lee, later Sir John Jamison's property) is shown on Peter Ogilvie's survey of Capita and Umbiella Creek, 31st January 1830. Ref: State Records, Surveyor Generals Maps, 2509. This aboriginal name according to Helen Riley, Wiradjuri Elder and Sharon Riley, Wiradjuri representative is a people clan name, and was originally, Capita. Ref: Oral history 3rd May 2016.

  • Capertee
Grid Reference:
  • 785 285
Related Names:
  • GOS1.10: The Cliffs South East of Genowlan Mountain
  • GOS1.11: Point Hattera and Ladders Defile
  • GOS1.12: Collett Gap and Woolpack Rock
  • GOS1.13: Crown Creek and Hughes Defile
  • GOS1.14: Rowans Hole West to East
  • GOS1.15: Murdocks Trail to Baal Bone Point via Coco Creek
  • GOS1.16: Rowans Hole and more
  • GOS1.17: Poseidon Area
  • GOS1.18: Hades and the Underworld
  • GOS1.19: Exploring the Pagoda Maze
  • GOS1.21: Blackmans Crown and Platform Rock
  • GOS1.22: The Valley of the Kings
  • GOS1.23: The Eastern Extension of Mount Genowlan
  • GOS1.24: Genowlan Canyon, Mothers Arms and the Dragons Mouth
  • GOS1.25: South of Hecates Cauldron
  • GOS2.01: Mount Harvey and Mount Dawson Pass
  • GOS2.02: Mount Dawson and Gindantherie Pinnacle
  • GOS2.03: Point Anderson and Canobla Creek
  • GOS2.04: Mount Canobla
  • GOS2.05: Mount Gundangaroo
  • GOS2.06: The Wolgan - Capertee Divide
  • GOS2.07: Petries Gully Circuit
  • GOS2.08: A special side canyon in Petries Gully
  • GOS2.09: Two of the ridges north of the Newnes Hotel
  • GOS2.10: The Pipeline Track
  • GOS2.13: Newnes - Wolgan River - Zobels Gully Triangle
  • GOS2.22: The cliffs and ravines of Western Koopartoo
  • GOS2.23: Crossing the Koopartoo Mesa
  • GOS2.24: Traversing Pantoneys Crown
  • GOS2.25: Island Mountain Traverse
  • GOS2.27: Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek
  • GOS3.02: Donkey Mountain 2
  • GOS3.03: Donkey Mountain 3
  • GOS3.04: Wolgan Pillars
  • GOS3.05: Yerra Yerra Pass, Bubyong Pass and part of Mt Cameron Plateau
  • GOS5.01: North and west of Murdocks Creek
  • GOS5.02: Gaudis Walls 
  • GOS5.04: Tara Slot
  • GOS5.05: Exploring Cape Horn
  • GOS5.06: Subsidence fractures, Ben Bullen State Forest
  • GOS5.10: Tyldesley Grikes
  • GOS5.11: Cullen Bullen Cemetery to Wolgan Gap
  • GOS5.14: From Heaven to Hell and back
  • GOS5.20: Alois Spur
  • GOS6.03: Indiana Gorge and Indiana Slot
  • GOS6.09: Sunnyside Cliffs and Bushrangers Creek
  • GOS6.10: Sunnyside Canyon and Ravines
  • GOS6.14: Sunnyside Point and Wolgan Pinnacle
  • GOS6.26: Birds Rock Creek
  • GOS7.11: Wolgan River bends above Wolgan Falls

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