The following “mud maps” show places of interest and give many locations which are difficult to find on current day maps. Further information can be obtained from Douglas Stone’s publications “Gold & relic sites – Hill End, and Sofala & Wattle Flat goldfields” metal detecting maps.
- The Western Goldfields including Hill End & Tambaroora (from “Guide to Historic Hill End” by Harry Hodge)
- Turon River Goldfields including Sofala (from “Sofala Days & Turonites” by John Rule)
- Souvenir Map of Historic Hill End Village (Produced with permission of the Hodge family – adapted from “A Guide to Historic Hill End and its environs” by Harry Hodge, 1969)
- Hill End 1874 Map showing original leaseholders* Click here for an index to the names mentioned on this map
- Tambaroora map showing original leaseholders* Click here for an index to the names mentioned on this map
* These images remain the intellectual property of the Department of Land & Property Information and are reproduced with their permission.
There is an extensive collection of historical maps of the area available on the New South Wales Department of Industry, Resources and Energy website. Click on the links to take you to these maps. These and many more are accessible through the DIGS Database.
State Records also have a growing collection of records relating to Surveyors’ Plans and Maps and many of these are also indexed. A guide and the online index to these can be found on their website
The following maps will be of interest to those researching the Turon, Hill End and Tambaroora goldfields.
- THE FIRST GEOLOGICAL PLAN (original) Chart of the Turon Gold Diggings, Sofala, Bathurst, 1851
- Map of the Central Goldfields, taken from Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876 The emigrant in Australia, or, Gleanings from the gold-fields
- Plan of claims on Hawkins Hill 1872
- Geological Map of Hill End and Tambaroora, NSW, 1879
- Geological Map of the Hill End and Tambaroora Goldfield, 1918
- Sofala-Hill End-Stuart Town Gold Deposits Map