Sofala, in the Turon River valley, grew after Edward Hargraves discovered gold in February, 1851 with the Royal Hotel being built that same year. However, with other - more lucrative - finds nearby, come 1855 Sofala was in decline. By 1871 the population of the town was 644. Nowadays, its main claim to fame is the 1948 painting by Russell Drysdale.
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