Two centuries have passed since British settlers first sighted what is now known as Bathurst.
You head west from Sydney, over the Blue Mountains and into central New South Wales, where many have sought their fortunes in gold, agriculture and manufacturing. But fame has been sought on one mountain, Mount Panorama, by those who race cars.
The Bathurst community turns 200 this year and a few miles from the city centre, the racetrack that has made it famous right around the world turns 75. It started life as what looked like a tourism project, but it was one that had a second purpose.
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