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Built to last!

We studied a tourist map of Bathurst in the courtyard of the Village green, and without a GPS or... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Jilldutoit
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Not much to do, but lovely view

This feels a wee bit unloved; it is quite a way up a steep, bumpy track, and there is no... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2015
Caroline B
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London, United Kingdom
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Jun 27, 2016
“Built to last!”
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Reputed to be the oldest structure in Bathurst. The the powder magazine, built by the military before the arrival of the 1820 settlers. Obviously, it has suffered wear and tear over the almost 200 years, yet it remains on the top of the hill, still...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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GavinCame, Historic Bathurst at Old Powder Magazine, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you for your welcome review Beverley.

Reviewed June 27, 2016

We studied a tourist map of Bathurst in the courtyard of the Village green, and without a GPS or any signposts, we managed to locate this historic building without any trouble. It is reputed to have been constructed by the military around 1821 and it...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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GavinCame, Committee member at Old Powder Magazine, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

Hi Jill Thank you for the great feedback. Our small committee looks after the "unmanned monuments" in our special village, and feedback like yours is reward in itself. We trust you found the time to visit our other heritage sites

Reviewed March 18, 2015

This feels a wee bit unloved; it is quite a way up a steep, bumpy track, and there is no information when you get there. But the view is gorgeous; in my opinion it is a nicer spot to visit than the Toposcope as it...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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GavinCame, Committee member at Old Powder Magazine, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Thank you for the review Caroline, there is a small committee of volunteers who use limited resources to maintain the "unmanned" heritage sites in Bathurst. Our first project was the Bradshaws Mill which we restored to the point where we now have an operating wheel...More

Reviewed May 31, 2012

It is difficult to find this little stone building (a local showed us) and the road is bad. It is the oldest building in the town and was built by the military before the arrival of the 1820 British Settlers. It is a National Monument...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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GavinCame, Committee Member at Old Powder Magazine, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Thank you for the review LuGerda, there is a small committee of volunteers who use limited resources to maintain the "unmanned" heritage sites in Bathurst. Our first project was the Bradshaws Mill which we restored to the point where we now have an operating wheel...More

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