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January 1, 2016
Historical People

People create townships and communities. Some of the people who created and contributed to the township and history of Scone include: Hugh Cameron: 1775 – 1851 A local farmer who put forward the name Scone. Allan Cunningham: 1791 – 1839 The first European explorer to travel through the Scone area. Aubrey Dobson Aubrey was possibly […]

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January 1, 2016
Scone Mare and Foal Sculpture

About The most photographed mare and foal in Australia would have to be the beautiful Gabriel Sterk bronze sculpture in Elizabeth Park, Scone. The Mare and Foal, fixed to a six tonne foundation, was unveiled by the Hon Eric Bedford MP, in Elizabeth Park on March 3, 1982. The sculpture cost $65,000 and a time […]

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January 1, 2016
Scone Railway Station

[tabgarb] tab1=ABOUT tab2=TRAINS tab3=LOCATION [/tabgarb] [tabgarb=tab1]   The Scone Railway Station was opened on April 17, 1871 and is the farthest station on the Sydney Trains network. The station is not staffed; the nearest partially staffed station is Muswellbrook Railway Station. TICKETS: There are no ticket facilities at the Scone Railway Station. For Sydney Trains services, […]

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January 1, 2016
Scone History

Scone is named after a town in Scotland, the coronation site for Kings and Queens. The name was originally put forward by local farmer Hugh Cameron and in 1837 the government officially gazetted the township as Scone and the parish as Strathearn.1 Early names Initially the area was commonly known as Invermein, the name of […]

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January 1, 2016
Elizabeth Park

About                Elizabeth Park is well known for the beautiful bronze sculpture of Scone Mare and Foal by Gabriel Sterk. It is probably the most photographed mare and foal in Australia; everyday children and adults alike climb on for a photo. The Park is a popular place for people traveling on the New England Highway to […]

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January 1, 2016
Aboriginal History

While Aboriginal people have lived in the area for thousands of years and today still have a strong presence in Muswellbrook and Singleton, what is known of their history in the Scone area is limited. This may be because the local Aboriginal population was relatively small, as indicated by the first written records of the […]

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January 1, 2016
Historical Places

Some of the places, monuments and buildings that formed the township of Scone, past and present include: County of Brisbane: Scone is in the County of Brisbane, which was one of nineteen counties in New South Wales approved by Governor Darling for settlement on October 14, 1829. Cunningham’s Seat, Rotary Park: The seat commemorates where […]

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January 1, 2016
Timeline

Pre-1823: The Scone area was home to the Tullong and Murrain tribes.1 1823: Allan Cunningham was the first recorded European person to travel into the Scone area, reaching the Upper Dartbrook and Murrurundi areas.2 1824: Henry Dangar, government surveyor, surveyed the Scone area.3 1825: The first properties in the area were selected including Invermien and […]

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January 1, 2016
Consecration of St Luke’s church yard – 1843

In 1843 the Church of England’s first Bishop of Australia, William Grant Broughton, visited Scone as part of a tour of his diocese and was “mortified” by the attitudes of local residents to religion. The churchyard of St Luke’s had been used as a non-denominational cemetery since the beginning of settlement; it had not been […]

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January 1, 2016
The Shiralee in Scone – 1956-57

The film The Shiralee was shot in Scone in 1956 and was the location for the Australasian premiere the following year. The film was based on the novel by D’Arcy Niland and shot on location in Binnaway, Connabarabran, Scone and at MGM’s studios in London during 1956.1 Filming At least 60 crew members arrived in […]

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