The Dungeree Church now resides at the Colonial Inn Museum, where it houses a number of displays. However, this isn't the first - or even second - home of the building. With thanks to the Mudgee Historical Society, here is a look at the distance it's covered in its over 110-year existence.
Establishment and first use
As its name suggests, the building was originally located in the small - and no longer existent - village of Dungeree between Lue and Mudgee.
It was a catholic church, whose parishioners had previously attended mass at either Mudgee or Rylstone. With the Ryan family home also a place of worship prior to establishment of the dedicated building.
In 1905 fundraising efforts commenced and for £110 the cast iron structure was built, with the first mass held there on January 27, 1906. It served the congregation for the decades that followed until it was replaced by Our lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lue.
On the move
After the new brick building in Lue made the Dungeree Church redundant, it was pulled down and re-built on the corner of Robertson Street and Spring Road in Mudgee South.
Re-named St Martin's, it held its first mass in 1936 - the year of its 30th anniversary. However, services weren't as regular at the new location and by the 1970s it had sat dormant once more.
Worshipers of a different denomination would congregate there again though. The building was sold and until the 1990s it was used by the Frontline Christian Church, before they relocated to their current premises at the corner of Burrundulla Avenue and the Sydney Road.
Having been vacated again, the church would get its third lease on life from a different source. The Mudgee Historical Society were short of space at the Colonial Inn Museum and the building fit the bill for their needs for displays and storage.
A deal was struck and before the end of 1996 - having notched up 90 years since it was originally erected - it was on its way to its current home. Unlike in the 1930s, it didn't need to be completely disassembled and rebuilt for this move, just the peak to get under power lines.
Today it houses just some of the Museum's many displays, check them out, and trawl through the Historical Society's collection. There's plenty of interesting local history, such as the story of the Dungeree Church, to be found.