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The settlement of Stonehenge is located about 12 kilometres south of Glen Innes and is about 3,500 feet (1,067 m) above sea level and exists mainly as a flat plateau strewn with granite boulders, some over 5 metres high.
The locality was named because of the local granite outcrops that were reminiscent of Stonehenge, England.
The Main North railway line (now closed) crosses the New England Highway at Stonehenge, which also had a railway station which opened in 1884 and was closed about 1974.
Stonehenge has a recreation reserve of about 80 acres (320,000 m2) which includes a sports ground, shelter shed and toilets.
It’s the perfect spot for photographers to capture landscapes in the various light of the New England High Country.
The Glen Innes District is renowned for its unique rock formations, one of the most unusual is Balancing Rock, 12 kilometres south of Glen Innes on the New England Highway.
The gigantic boulder of granite rests precariously on a 300 millimetre point amongst other rock formations. Balancing Rock is on private property and is about 150 metres from the highway. It is not accessible to the public, but can be viewed from the rest area which is marked with a Balancing Rock sign.
Stonehenge station was occupied by Thomas Hewitt in 1838 on behalf of Archibald Boyd making him the first settler in the Glen Innes district.
In 1848, Stonehenge, also known as Boyd’s Plains covered an area of 80,000 acres (320 km2).
In 1886 the station was purchased by a Queensland grazier, George Morris Simpson, who built the Stonehenge homestead the following year.
The land where Stonehenge Station was established is the territory of the Ngarabal people, who knew the area as "Hol'pin", meaning many casuarinas near a large plain. The area contains sacred sites and remains of great significance to Ngarabal people today.
Located in the Stonehenge Recreational Grounds is the Glen Innes Clay Target Club.
The Club meet the 1st Saturday of each month and all are welcome to go along and join in. The Club is a member of the Australian Clay Target Association which has nearly 300 clubs around Australia – we would argue we have the most picturesque.
The Clubs aim is to give ‘more bang for your buck’!
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