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 Allan Cunningham passed by, at the beginning of his exploration to Moreton Bay, where he discovered the Darling Downs.
- Elizabeth Park:
Now home to the Mare and Foal, the Park was originally called the Railway Park.
- Kingdon Ponds:
The waters of Kingdon Ponds were the birth place for the township of Scone. And yes, Kingdon definitely ends with the letter “n”, it was not an historical typo which endured.
- Mare and Foal sculpture:
The Mare and Foal, Gabriel Sterk sculpture, are arguably the most photographed horses in Australia.
- Streets of Scone:
The earliest map found for Scone is an 1836 planning map. Many maps are lost, but we are compiling available maps to build the picture of how Scone has developed.
…..much more to come.
Special thanks to:
- the Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society for their assistance.