Shale Work Ruins 2 - Glen Davis NSW Australia

Bev Woodman

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Another image of the Shale Works ruins at Glen Davis – this time the remains of the Naphtha Stripping Plant. These can be found at the end of the magnificent scenic drive through the Capertee Valley in NSW Australia.

The valley forms a canyon that is larger than the Grand Canyon in width. The town of Glen Davis became the centre of an oil shale industry, from 1938 to 1952 but was abandoned in 1952 because shale oil was not viable following the war. There is not much left of the town today but the ruins of the shale works still exist with tours conducted on a Saturday afternoon. There are unpowered camp sites on the town reserve with good amenities and hot showers and a cafe. For those who are looking for a more up market accommodation there is a boutique hotel that has been restored to its former glory. We found it was an easy and scenic drive from staying at the Kandos Motel/Hotel.

Other hidden areas of interest in this region are Newnes Valley (where shale mining occurred prior to Glen Davis) and Dunn’s Swamp in the Wollemi National Park, built to supply water in the early days of lime mining around Kandos and Ryleston.

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