The first school (Anglican) was established in a slab hut in the 1840s and the police station was moved from Menah to Mudgee in the mid-1840s. However, a goldrush began when a huge nugget was found at Hargraves in 1851.Mudgee became a centre for the local goldfields, benefiting considerably from the consequent through-traffic which peaked with the finds at Gulgong and Hill End at the beginning of the 1870s.The Cemetery entrance is about a hundred metres past the Mudgee Airport road on the eastern side. Mudgee (including Eurunderee) Interesting and important town with a number of historic buildings 'Mudgee' reputedly derives from the Wiradjuri Aboriginal term 'Moothi' meaning 'nest in the hills'.The room has air-conditioning/ heating and natural light, and is suitable for projected presentions. (contact AREC for more information) Pavilion One: This flexible and affordable venue is ideal for a range of activities and a full range of hire items are available to compliment your event.Founders Pavilion: With an internal space of 60 x 36m and ceiling sufficently high for indoor sports the Founders Pavilion with it's 6 metre wide verandahs is the newest & largest indoor venue in Central West NSW.
William Cox, who made a significant contribution to their extermination, claimed the last local black died in 1876. By 1841 there were 36 dwellings, mostly of slab construction, including three hotels, a hospital, a post office, two stores and the first Anglican church.He later took up 6000 acres along the Cudgegong River.He was immediately followed by George and Henry Cox (sons of William Cox who built the first road over the Blue Mountains) who became the first permanent European settlers on the Cudgegong River when they established the 'Menah' run, 3 km north-west of the present townsite. A police station and lock-up were established in 1833.When the gold began to peter out late in the 19th century it was the strength of these staples which sustained the town.When the railway arrived in 1884, it further boosted agricultural sales.