The Nubrygyn Inn and Cemetery, where notorious 19 century bushranger Ben Hall and his gang committed their last major hold-up, has been added to the state heritage register, Member for Dubbo and Deputy Premier Troy Grant announced today.
Mr Grant said the inn and cemetery had an important connection to the state’s colonial past with links to bushrangers, convicts and the early settlement of NSW’s central west.
“I would like to congratulate Kate Gadsby and the Euchareena community for their work and passion without them this would not have been possible,”
“The inn and cemetery are welcome additions to the state heritage register,” Mr Grant said.
“I’ve advocated to list the inn and cemetery because they have such strong links to our community and our state’s colonial history.
“The inn building is a rare surviving example in the central-west of early mud-brick architecture. It gained notoriety in April 1865 when bushranger Ben Hall held up the inn and kept its occupants hostage in what was to be the gang’s last major hold-up before Hall was shot and killed two weeks later.”
The Brazier family has owned the inn and cemetery for more than 160 years. It was the original site where convicts and soldiers rested on the road between Bathurst and the remote Wellington convict farm.
Heritage Minister Mark Speakman said he was delighted to see the community’s devotion to heritage.
“Listings such as these are very important because our layers of history are so subtle and sensitive. I will continue to have a strong focus on delivering strong heritage protections for regional NSW, and I thank the Brazier family for their commitment in this regard, too,” Mr Speakman said.
The listing means any proposed major work on the site will be subject to the Heritage Council’s advice.