Significant work has been undertaken at the inn at Euchareena to repair the damaged roof.
Nubrygyn Inn and Cemetery is a state-significant heritage site. It was the scene of bushranger Ben Hall's hold-up in 1865 and was originally a halting place for soldiers and convicts travelling from Bathurst to the Wellington convict farm.
It was built of mud and bricks in the 1840s and has been owned by the Brazier family ever since. However, the building has been vacant for years and after recent storms and termite damage it was in need of repair.
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The work to repair the roof was undertaken with the assistance of Dubbo Regional Council - which provided heritage advisor Graham Hall - and Heritage NSW.
"The inn shows how early road networks expanded and were utilised, as well as the importance of accommodation and refreshment for travellers in remote areas," Mr Hall said.
"The Nubrygyn Inn is also of state significance as a rare surviving example in the Central West of an 1840s mud-brick building that retains relatively intact original fabric and features.
"The roof was originally timber shingles. These were covered with corrugated iron, probably before 1900, and some shingles remain. The recent work was to replace the corrugated iron and some decayed rafters."
Council also helped the applicant secure a $40,000 grant for the repair work to be undertaken.
"This inn holds a lot of historical significance in the village of Euchareena, and after decades of severe weather and termite attack, it was vital that the inn got some TLC (tender loving care)," mayor Ben Shields said.
Council's heritage advisor is available to provide advice on heritage matters free of charge. Bookings can be made via the council website.
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