Glenreagh Village Welcome Sign

GLENREAGH IS a village in northeastern New South Wales with an interesting history. It was first settled in 1858 when Glen Righ homestead was settled by John Shannon. Not long after, in 1881, gold was discovered on Tallawudjah Creek with the inevitable influx of prospectors. Although the rush was already over by the turn of the century, some miners decided to stay and helped to build up the community. In time, the town became known for its timber, which was needed for the quickly expanding railways. First transported by bullock wagons, the timber was later shipped by train, though the railway line wasn’t completed until 1922.

One of its main interests is the Glenreagh Mountain Railway, whose members are devoted to conserving the railroad lines and historic vintage trains, including the steam locomotive 1919, which is depicted on the town welcome sign. Built in in Manchester England in 1878, it was shipped to Australia along with 76 other such engines which were used all over New South Wales. These sturdy locomotives were in use right up until the early 1970’s, when the last one was finally retired.

Located on the banks of the Orara River, Glenreagh is a quiet village with the best that a small town has to offer: the general store which was built in 1922, the Golden Dog Hotel, the Glenreagh Recreation Grounds where you can park your camper and stay awhile, and the Village Market Place which is held on the first Saturday of every month.

This handcrafted sign does justice to the town with its dimensionally hand sculpted artwork and hand carved and gilded letters.

Lettering
Carved & Gilded / Painted
Artwork
Sculpted & Painted Add on / Flat Painted Background
Sign Size
59 " x 30 "
Price
$4,602.00