ABERDEEN

Aberdeen is one of the smaller towns within the Hunter Valley. Aberdeen also has some Scottish history, but a visit to the town did not reveal any visual acknowledgement. The town economically appears to be suffering and does not appear to be on the coattails of the wine industry. The town has upper and lower segments.

Aberdeen has two churches - St Thomas Catholic Church, and St Marks Anglican Church. It once had a third church, St Paulís Uniting Church, which has now been turned into an art gallery called the Artemis Gallery.

Aberdeen is possibly best-known for the former abattoirs in the town centre, which operated for well over 100 years, before the most recent owners - an American company called Conagra - decided to close down their New South Wales to concentrate on their Queensland operations. One factor in closing down what was once a very important abattoir for Conagra, was that the financial cost of upgrading the Aberdeen Abattoir was deemed too high, thus the abattoir - which was the largest single employer in Aberdeen - was closed in 1999. Hundreds of people were left without work, and despite promises from both the New South Wales and Federal governments to encourage new businesses to open up in the area, nothing of note eventuated. A typical govt response.

Aberdeen has three hotels. The top pub and the lower at the northern end. Plus one of the oldest in NSW

The Aberdeen War Memorial is a low key affair at the bowling club.

When visiting be sure to check out the nic-nac emporium. At the rear there is an old pub????

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course