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Name:
Penrose Gully *
Description:

Is a non perennial stream rising about 6km south of Newnes in a cliff lined ravine. It flows generally north and north west for about 2.5km into the Wolgan River. Charlotte Mackay (c1830-1903) at the age of 18 immigrated to Sydney in 1848. She was married to Thomas Penrose (d1901) at Bowenfels in 1850 by the Rev. Colin Stewart. All their children were born in the district, and both Thomas and Charlotte were buried at Wallerawang. Thomas took out a Conditional Purchase of 40ac fronting the Wolgan River in 1869. Ref: Survey Plan 386.1507. It appears that they purchased at least five other parcels of land and placed them in their children's names (Edwin, Robert and Herbert). Ref: Survey Plans 464.1507; 598.1507; 613.1507. Shipping records and BDM's. Also see Sinnamon Creek

Maps:
  • Ben Bullen
Grid Reference:
  • 429 194 headwaters
  • 420 215 junction
Location:
Wollemi National Park
Status:
Protected
Related Names:
Walks:
  • GOS2.11: Mystery Mountain
  • GOS2.12: The Wolgan Valley from Glowworm Tunnel to Newnes
  • GOS2.18: Penrose Slot and more
  • GOS2.19: The Minotaur Lair
  • GOS2.20: Penrose Gully South
  • GOS3.08: Cliffs north of the Glowworm Tunnel - Part 1
Photos:
 - Penrose Gully

Pagoda Rock Formations