The introduction of the Decimal Currency in 1966 resulted in Gulgong being known as the ‘Town on the Ten Dollar Note’
50th year celebrations in Gulgong will start with an organised bicycle ride at 8.30 am and continue throughout the day finishing off with meals and music in the evening. The historic buildings of Gulgong and the well know bush poet Henry Lawson were depicted on the original 1966 $10 note. To date there has not been another town featured on any Australian Bank note.
Motivated by the Gulgong Holtermann Museum Committee, Gulgong local business, museums, pubs, clubs, restaurants and community groups have come together to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian decimal currency. So bring your family, friends and Valentine to enjoy a good family day together.
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WILL BE SPREAD OUT OVER THE DAY THROUGHOUT THE TOWN’S PUBS, CAFES AND MUSEUMS:
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GREATEST WONDER OF THE WORLD BUILDING WITH THE GULGONG PUBLIC SCHOOL PAPARAZZI.
A VINTAGE CAR AND BIKE DISPLAY IN THE STREETS
A CURRENCY DISPLAY IN PEARSON’S JEWELERS AND 50 cent TRAIL DOWN MAYNE STREET
LIVE MUSIC BY RAY HALL IN THE PARK, FAIRY FLOSS, POPCORN AND SNOW CONES, THE $10 TOWN CIRCUS – GULGONG PUBLIC SCHOOL, COMPETITIONS AND ACTIVITIES.
$10 SPECIALS SPONSORED BY VARIOUS RETAILERS AND CAFÉ’S
SPONSORED STACKS DOWNUNDER $10 VOUCHERS TO BE SPENT ON THE DAY.
COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE TEN DOLLAR TOWN MOTEL. ONE NIGHT’S ACCOMMODATION, MEAL FOR TWO AND A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATES
TWILIGHT DINING AT THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL, 1960 MUSIC AT 4 PM AT THE CENTENNIAL HOTEL, LUNCHTIME WINE TASTING AT THE PRINCE OF WALES AND SPARKLING WINE SPECIAL AT THE POST OFFICE HOTEL
DON’T FORGET THE HENRY LAWSON CENTRE ,THE GULGONG PIONEERS MUSEUM WILL ALSO BE OPEN ON THE DAY FEES APPLICABLE AS WELL AS THE PRINCE OF WALES OPERA HOUSE FOR A LIMITED TIME FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE A PEEK INSIDE FOR A GOLD COIN DONATION
A BICYCLE RIDE ORGANISED BY THE THE MUDGEE BUSH WALKERS CLUB AND BIKE RIDERS, LEAVING CORONATION PARK AT 8.300 AM RIDING OUT TO BARNEYS REEF ROAD. TWO RIDES POSSIBLE IN ONE, 15 KM AND 30 KM RETURN. REGISTRATION ON THE DAY REQUIRED BEFORE 8.30 AM.
FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT BRUCE McGREGOR AT GO GULGONG REAL ESTATE 0413 488 499 OR Maureen Hall 0458487706