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Goulburn Travel Guide: 80 reviews and 184 photos

AUSTRALIA'S 1ST INLAND CITY

A little information about Goulburn……..

GOULBURN IS OLD!

TAKE A LOOK AT THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND THE COTTAGES OF OLD..........

On 14th March, 1863, Goulburn was proclaimed a City by Royal Letters
Patent by Queen Victoria, making it the First Inland city in Australia.

The settlement was drawn up in 1828, and was situated on the bend of
the Wollondilly River. As this area frequently flooded, a new site further down was chosen, this is the Central Business District today. The new town plan was gazette in 1833.

A productive district for grazing and agriculture, then the Pastoral industry
became predominant in the 1860’s.

Goulburn was known for its harsh correctional facilities, with a lock-up
being established in the 1830’s. The Goulburn Gaol is still open for business today.
The 1st steam Train arrived in Goulburn in 1869, with the Railway officially
opening the same year.
And....Goulburn is well known for Merino sheep and the Wool industry, hence the big Merino tourist attraction.

So, as you can read, this City has a lot of history to offer those who are interested.

LOCATED…. 2 HOURS FROM SYDNEY….
AND 1 HOUR FROM CANBERRA.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A lovely city to have a look at.
  • In a nutshell:If you like cute cottages and seeing Australian heritage, come here.
  • Last visit to Goulburn: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 27, 2013
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  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    I can't walk very much so I especially enjoyed you sharing your Architectural walk here! Thanks for the tour Dee. BTW, what is the meaning and importance of the term, "First Inland city in Australia?"

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Dee, great new page about Goulburn here. It looks like the city has a wide variety of fluffy friends available in their Tourist Information Office. *winkygrin*

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