Yerranderie, New South Wales
by Lambert M Surhone (9783639920406)

Yerranderie, New South Wales
 
Lambert M Surhone
Release Date: 02 September 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 68
Category: Geography
Publisher: Betascript Publishing
ISBN: 9783639920406
ISBN-10: 3639920406

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Yerranderrie is a ghost town located near Kanangra-Boyd National Park of New South Wales, Australia in Wollondilly Shire. Yerranderie was formerly a silver mining town of 2000 people, but the mining industry collapsed in 1927, and the town was cut off from direct access from Sydney by the establishment of the Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang in 1959. It is now divided into two sections, the residential township adjacent to a private airstrip and the historic site 1 km further west. The area is surrounded by abandoned mine shafts and mining relics. Accessible mainly by dirt road from Oberon, New South Wales 70 km to the west, although there is a seldom used route through Warragamba to the east. Aircraft also occasionally fly out from Camden Airport. The township was established on the slopes north of the Yerranderrie Peak, which is the remains of a volcanic dyke and the source of the mineral wealth of the area. Yerranderrie is taken from two local Aboriginal words meaning slope and summit. Yerranderie was the location for the longest strike in Australian history, which is still unbeaten today.

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