Mentioned Wellington NSW a few post back. Whilst there in Winter 2017 I decided to have my hair cut short! Found a hairdresser who had time to do it same day as I decided to have it cut short - the lady did a beautiful job. Haven't got a photo. Have had the bob cut for several years it was time for a change.
Wellington was established in 1823 and was an agricultural station. Squatters started settling along the Macquarie River and in 1832 a Church Missionary was established in the settlement to teach Christianity to the Aboriginal people of the area. It took till 1885 for Wellington to be proclaimed a town.
Wellington is the second oldest NSW (New South Wales) settlement west of the Blue Mountains.
The town benefited by the development of the gold mining industry in the district from the 1850's.
These days the area of Wellington is the centre of rich agricultural land. While alfalfa and vegetables are grown on lands on the river, wheat, wool, lambs and beef cattle are grown on surrounding pastures.
Also not far from Wellington is the Macquarie Correctional Centre which opened in 2008. A Probation and Parole Office was also opened in the centre of town. Maximum security inmates are adjacent to the Correctional Centre.
Wellington is 354km north-west of Sydney.
The Prison was some distance from the road - and the photos are a bit far away but you get the idea.