"BOLIVIA HILL" Tenterfield Off The Beaten Path Tip by balhannah

Tenterfield Off The Beaten Path: 4 reviews and 8 photos

  Heading down Bolivia Hill
by balhannah

Bolivia is actually a locality on the Northern Tablelands between Glen Innes & Tenterfield.
There are remains of the settlement that comprised of the former Bolivia Hotel, a disused post office, a disused railway siding and a community hall, there is signage that this is a heritage site.

The settlement here was made by Edward Hurry who had spent some years in Bolivia in South America, thus he named the area "Bolivia."
The Bolivia Cemetery is old, but no headstones remain, only depressions in the ground that indicate it was once a cemetery.
The former Bolivia Hotel on the New England Highway is now on the National Trust registrar.

Many minerals have been mined in the region including gold, tin, silver, high quality silica and arsenic. It is in this area, where you notice the big, Granite boulders and the very rough terrain.

Most people probably on remember Bolivia because of the steep hill you either go up or come down. It has claimed many lives, and even though it carries plenty of warning signs, people still do lose their lives, so be careful, and take it easy coming down this hill.

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  • Written Jun 23, 2010
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