13. Settlers Cottage and Degraded Creek Line

13. Settlers Cottage and Degraded Creek Line

Location:Hen and Chicken Lane, 9km west of Bathurst along the Mid-Western Highway. Travel south along the
lane 1.9km to locate the ‘Settlers Cottage’.

Altitude, Lat/Long: 683m AHD; -33.455545, 149.509593

Time required at site: 30 min

Relevance to Cox’s Road: Cox’s Road opened up the western areas to European settlement. ‘Settlers Cottage’
provides us with a glimpse of some of the environmental consequences of closer settlement. The photograph is
an aerial view of the cottage, the lane and the creek line. The contour banks were constructed in the 1960s to
help control rampant soil erosion.

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