This historic Church is St Andrew’s Church of England. It was opened in the gold-mining town of Hill End in 1870. The original church bell can be seen on a wooden post to the left of the door.

My ancestor, Amy James, was baptised in this church during 1875. Her parents had travelled to Hill End during the gold rush where her father was one of the many who mined in the area.

Hill End is a former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia. It owes its existence to the gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000.

Hill End is classified as a Historical site by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Mamiya ZM film camera, as is.

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Nice composition Michael..

  • Thank you Warren

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thanks Kathy

    – Michael John

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture of a beautiful church.

  • Thanks Judy

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful old church & a great part of our goldmining history. Nice shot Mike.

  • Yes, there is a lot of history in this area. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 3 years ago

    Nice work, Michael.

  • Thanks Sonia

    – Michael John

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 3 years ago

    I just love these old churches Michael…and the history surrounding them.
    A wonderfully composed image of this beautiful old one, and great info to accompany!!

  • Yes, they are always great places to visit in the old towns. Thanks for commenting Sharon.

    – Michael John

  • Gregory Hale
    Gregory Haleabout 3 years ago

    Great image Michael.

  • Thanks for that Gregory

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808about 3 years ago

    So old and beautiful.

  • The old churches have a lot of character

    – Michael John

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Nice one Michael ..beautiful old church & great history for you too ! ..well done buddy !

  • The old churches often have great stories attached. Thanks Gail.

    – Michael John

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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