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Local history: Lawson Park - explore a Mudgee location swimming in heritage

Updated May 15 2024 - 11:18am, first published 10:00am
Prior to 1921 the location was called River Park, photo courtesy of the Mudgee Historical Society.
Prior to 1921 the location was called River Park, photo courtesy of the Mudgee Historical Society.

Pre-park days and establishment

The southbank of the Cudgegong River, east of Holyoake Bridge, wasn't sold privately and was common land. It was used by people to graze sheep, cattle, and horses, and to turn out bullocks or horses hauling loads, in exchange for a small fee to Council.

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