March 2, 2011


Did you know that there is a wishing well on Cherry Tree Hill? It is tucked in under the Castlereagh Highway and fresh water trickles into it from a nearby spring that seeps through the rocks.

Back in 1848 it was just a small hole dug out of the earth to provide water for thirsty people crossing this part of the Great Dividing Range by horse and cart. In 1879 the well was enlarged to provide water "for man and beast".

What sort of men and beasts do you think might have drunk from this well?

We wish the wishing well well and hope it continues to be clean and healthy!

What is your wish?

1 comment:

  1. Horses, Cattle, Aborigines, Kangaroos, Bushrangers might have drunk from this well
    Hunter & Frank Forbes