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8 May 2009

Lithgow - The convict stockades

In the Greater Lithgow area, stockades were built at Mount Victoria, Hassans Walls, Bowens Hollow, Mount Kirkley and Mount Walker. These areas were of great importance for the development of a road network in the 1830s. Many convicts earned their freedom for good behaviour and the hard work they did while housed in the stockades, though some were not prepared to wait and took matters into their own hands. Discover the stories of the stockades and the communities that grew up around them.

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