The small rural town of Hargraves in NSW is just 42km from Mudgee, and features a rich and interesting historical background.
Settled by Europeans in the 1830s, Hargraves become a busy gold mining town, attracting around 3000 miners and establishing many thriving businesses, a courthouse, police station and school.
With many citizens lost in World War I, followed by the Great Depression, the population dwindled and many businesses closed.
But today Hargraves boasts an active and progressive community, with the descendants of some of those original settlers still working the land.
Hargraves is home to a busy primary school, opened in 1856, and a general store.