Marrangaroo Creek near the Lost City

Submitted: Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 16:31
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Does anybody know anything about the (what appear to be) pumping stations on Marrangaroo Creek, visible from the Lost City near Newnes?
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 16:37

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 16:37
If it is where I think that you are talking about, they are two dams to supply water to Lithgow.
During the war Lithgow had a shale oil refinery. This was to produce fuel. There was also the small arms factory in Lithgow.
Lithgow was very important and to make sure that it would keep going even if Sydney got invaded it had it's own water supply. This is what you can see from the Lost City.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: NotExcessive - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:32

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:32
Them's the ones. I've found a track on the topo map that should lead to the southern one, but there doesn't seem to be a track for the western one. I wonder if:
a) You can visit the southern one, seeing as how there's a road;
b) Same for the western one, providing there's a way down.
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Reply By: brumac - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:57

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 17:57
Just talked to a mate who lives in Lithgow; the access road you talk about is through army land ; so no access to the public.
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Follow Up By: NotExcessive - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 18:03

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 18:03
Bugger. That means I'm going to have to borrow a Humvee so I can go visit.
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