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Sofala (Turon), NSW

Gold was discovered at Sofala in May 1851, in the early days of the Australian gold rushes. It was a key site in the major rushes to the central west region of New South Wales. Today it is an historic gold town similar to Maldon in central Victoria.

Keir Reeves

Higgins, Matthew, Gold and water: a history of Sofala and the Turon goldfield, Robstar, distributed by Timothy Carter Public Relations, Bathurst, NSW, 1990. Details