Moyne Farm is in the news.
The farm, near Little Hartley in New South Wales, an area where many Delaneys worked and raised their families in the nineteenth century, is the subject of a recent article in the Lithgow Mercury.
Journalist Carolyn Piggott writes about Moyne Farm and the man who built it, John Grant, in an article commemorating the bicentenary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains in 1813.
Moyne Farm photographed a few years ago (© Patricia Owen 2002)
Moyne, built in 1821, is generally believed to be the oldest privately-owned building west of the Nepean River which is still standing.
Some more reading:
A history of Hartley Vale
A short biography of John Grant
Disclaimer: You, my eagle-eyed reader, will probably have spotted that the picture illustrating the ‘Mercury’ article is not the one that I have used, though I’m credited with it. Or at least a mis-spelled version of me is.
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