Capertee is a quiet little tablelands village, located 186 km’s north of Sydney. It sits on the peak of the Great Dividing Range and has a population of about 180 people. Grazing, farming, timber-getting and the local mines and power stations constitute the basis of the local economy. In 1851 a 48kg gold nugget was discovered n the area by an Aboriginal prospector and other finds were then made on the Turon River and in nearby creeks. This greatly increased traffic on the Mudgee road and inns began to appear. Capertee village sprang from one such inn.