During the gold rush of the 1850s and 60s, more gold nuggets were discovered in Dunolly and the surrounding district than anywhere else in Australia. The allure of gold still brings prospectors from far and wide trying to find their fortune.
Today, Dunolly’s attractive main street, Broadway, is lined with kurrajongs and gold rush architecture.
The township has a great variety of historic buildings but the old courthouse is a must see. The front entrance is stepped, but there is ramped access around the side of the building. Inside all of the doorways are wide giving access to the main chamber, judges room and clerks office.
At the back of the site are the old stables. They are reached across the lawn area behind the courthouse. The stable doors are wide giving good access to the interior.