Day 22 – 9,556 KM. Town 37.
Molong, along with much of New South Wales, was enjoying much needed rain when I called by. The town sign announced the its formation in 1822 and that the population is 2,135 (I wondered who updates this figure?).
Driving through the town it becomes apparently that most streets are residential with one main street, Bank Street, for shopping which is also home to the more historic buildings in the town and also the most visually appealing.
Molong means “place of many rocks” and apparently the town growth took off in the 1880’s after it was announced that the western railway would extend to Molong. Today the town is at the centre of a rich farming district producing wheat, sheep, wool and cattle, fruit and wine.