Friday, March 9, 2012

Sunny Corner #12



1. Sunny Corner environs
2. Dance hall
3. Houses
4. Cemetery
5. Nearby mining ruins


In the 1860s Sunny Corner was a gold mining town with about 15 crushing machines at the peak of the rush.  In the 1880s discovery of a silver reef led to the establishment of the first silver-smelting plant in NSW and the town grew dramatically with shops and hotels.

Today it is a small but not particularly pretty town nestled among pine plantations. It's history lies strewn in the surrounding hills. The population of around 170 people includes timber workers, artists and people who commute to the nearby cities. It's a place where you can find history, rural tranquility and isolation in lovely surroundings without inconvenience.

See the location of Sunny Corner on the map.

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