Nestled on the bank of the Adelong Creek, Adelong is a town of some 900 residents. The main street is classified by the National Heritage Trust of Australia (NSW) with some buildings dating back to the gold rush. Adelong is the town that services the heritage listed site the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins.
The name ‘Adelong’, believed to be derived from the local Aboriginal dialect and meaning ‘along the way’, was said to have been adopted from Adelong Station which stretched from Tumblong on the Hume Highway to Batlow.
The Adelong Alive Museum has a scale model of the Reefer ore crushing mill and working models of ore crushing machinery together with information on the Adelong and district gold rush. A booklet by Tom Wiles on the Reefer Battery can be purchased for those wishing to know more about this ingenious mill.
A heritage walk booklet is available at the Tumut Region Visitor Centre and the Adelong museum for visitors interested in seeing more of Adelong’s heritage.