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Eugowra lies in the rich Lachlan River basin, 463km from Sydney on the Escort Way between Orange and Forbes. Situated on the banks of the Mandagery Creek, the township is set amidst picturesque timber-clad hills and fertile flats. Rock formation is granite. 2,300 slabs of Eugowra granite was used in the walls of the new Parliament House in Canberra. The area was inhabited by Aborigines of the Wiradjere tribe when Surveyor George Evans passed through in 1815, the year he discovered the Lachlan River. On June 15th 1862, Australia's biggest and most famous gold robbery was committed at Eugowra where Frank Gardiner's gang stopped the Cobb and CO. Coach from Forbes to Orange at rocks 4.5km north of the present-day township. Gardiner, along with John Gilbert, John O'Mealy, Ben Hall, Manns, Bow, Fordyce and Charters, blocked the road with captured wagon teams and fired on the coach and police escort. The bushrangers stole 2,719 ozs of gold and ᆪ3,700 in cash, and only a portion of the total value of ᆪ14,00 ($28,000) was ever recovered.

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