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(Links last checked June 2008)
Mills Cross Radio Telescope
Of interest locally is the Mills Cross Radio Telescope,
operated by the University of Sydney, and located near
Hoskinstown, just off the Captains Flat Road from Queanbeyan.
Local Husky breeders and landowners
Most of the Mine site is a private residence and the
property is called Mikulov. The residents breed, train and
exhibit Siberian Huskies and have been doing so for 14 years.
commercial tourism site, with some out of date information.
Travel Guide to Captains Flat
Webpage of Ed Whalan
locally resident professional photographer
- A very interesting
homage to the
Captains Flat Road
- Local photographer
exhibition at the National Museum and
website [seems to be gone but her Facebook page is
Captains Flat Railway Line
entry on Wikipedia
- National Library of Australia
archive of newspaper articles
- April 2009
newspaper article on Captains Flat
- Details of
Ballallaba Springs Motocross park (pdf file)
This is the location of
information from the 2006 Census. It is free.
There were just under 450 people living in Captains Flat on
Census night 2006.
Detailed stats from the 2011 Census are not yet released for
Captains Flat village, but are for the area (postcode I think) -
NOTE THAT THESE TWO SETS OF STATISTICS CANNOT BE COMPARED AS
THEY RELATE TO DIFFERENT AREAS.
A brief history of the gold-mining in Captains Flat. I can't
vouch for its accuracy but it's an entertaining read:
Recently exploration for gold
and other resources has commenced again by
Captains Flat Primary School
basic information about the primary school
here and a much more detailed and interesting website
This site has information on the railway line from Captains
Flat to Bungendore, as well as photos of the line, including the
Captains Flat end and at Hoskinstown. Oddly, there are no photos
of the station – as it is now a private residence you can’t just
go and see it for yourself, so it’s disappointing that there are
no photos publicly available (on the web at least). There is an
embryonic plan to turn the railway line into a cycle trail
between Bungendore and Captains Flat. It is to be hoped that the
infrastructure will remain undamaged just in case trains ever
have a chance of running again.
a site dedicated to War memorials has a page about the
Captains Flat memorial.
Captains Flat Cemetery
Local cemeteries are well indexed on the internet.
The Captains Flat cemetery is detailed at
and other local cemeteries can be found listed at
http://www.australiancemeteries.com/nsw/index.htm if you know
their names. Examples are Carwoola, Jerangle and Hoskinstown.
And for those of you addicted to watching the real estate
market, check out Allhomes.
and commercial properties for sale
Jerangle Public School
Documents about nearby national parks
- Captains Flat Hotel
A couple of pages about the Captains Flat Hotel. The
information is out of date now that the hotel has new
proprietors. You can eat at the pub most evenings and weekends.
It also has lovely accommodation.
See also: Captains Flat Attractions - Captains Flat Hotel
Carwoola aka Stoney Creek
Braidwood has a strong presence on the internet, being a
popular tourist destination especially for passing traffic from
Canberra to the coast and back. Braidwood’s Community
Association, BRASS, does not currently have a website. An
example of Braidwood's internet presence and strong community
can be found at its Historical Society
http://www.braidwoodmuseum.org.au/ with a museum, a Film
Club operating in the old theatre, and an arts
group - BRAG
http://www.bragart.com.au/ and so on.
Tourism is at
www.visitbraidwood.com.au/ - a very comprehensive
source of information about the area.
A similar source of information about Bungendore and its
Bungendore is a lively town which lies on the King's Highway
east of Canberra, and on the way to the coast. Like Braidwood
(45km further east) it enjoys much trade from the tourist
traffic, and day-trippers from Canberra. It is also a commuter
town for Canberra, and some say that as it is effectively a
suburb, it has a less cohesive community than one might expect.
The Bungendore Residents Group -
The Shoalhaven Landcare site has links to numerous Landcare
groups in the area, just East of Captains Flat -
Bywong Community Association has an excellent website. It can be found at
http://www.bywongcommunity.org.au. Bywong is a rural residential
community north of Bungendore, and host to a very large car boot
sale held annually in March. (See their website for more
Wamboin Community Association also has a very professional
Over the hills, but not very far away as the crow flies, is
the rural residential area of Burra, with a very slick
website for its community
- Majors Creek
Majors Creek is a sleepy little town, probably Captains
Flat's nearest neighbour, about 35km to our east. It has an
annual, much-respected folk music festival in November. The
and a more general website here
Links to other community associations in the region will be added
when provided to the webmaster, or as he finds them.
- Local Government
Early in 2004, the part of Yarrowlumla
Shire containing Captains Flat and Bungendore was merged with
Tallaganda Shire, which was centred around Braidwood. This new
shire is named Palerang Council. Information about the shire is available from the council's website -
http://www.palerang.nsw.gov.au. Palerang is a distinctive mountain close
to the geographic centre of the council area.
- State Government
The Capital Region Development Board is a
joint initiative of the New South Wales and Australian Capital
Territory governments, and their website is at
||Captains Flat on Google Earth
Download the kmz file here.