The Mountain: home of Australia's 'Great Race'

The Mountain: home of Australia's 'Great Race'

PHIL BRANAGAN delves into the history of Bathurst's Mount Panorama circuit and its legendary long-distance classic - which has witnessed a few changes down the years

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.

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