Torbane, New South Wales

Former village in New South Wales / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Torbane was a privately-owned village lying within the area now known as Capertee,[1] in the Local Government Area of the City of Lithgow, within the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. There was also another village, Airly, nearby. Both villages were associated with the mining of oil shale. The mine associated with Torbane was known as the New Hartley Mine. and that associated with Airly was known as the Genowlan Mine. There were retorts that produced crude shale oil at Torbane. Both Torbane and Airly are now ghost towns.