Finally in 1976, it was discovered that the earth is "really" 4.6 billion years old… The answer of 25 million years deduced by Kelvin was not received favorably by geologists.Both the physical geologists and paleontologists could point to evidence that much more time was needed to produce what they saw in the stratigraphic and fossil records.Then the town was by-passed by the Federal Highway. It is said that, in spite of its obviously 'English' name, the town takes its name from an Aboriginal word 'colegdar'.Collector's history is the history of the roads which passed through it.The solar estimate was based on the idea that the energy supply for the solar radioactive flux is gravitational contraction.These two independent and agreeing dating methods for of the age of two primary members of the solar system formed a strong case for the correctness of his answer within the scientific community.When Canberra was chosen as the national capital the town benefited as the Barton Highway, later to become the Federal Highway, passed through the town and consequently was kept in good condition.Today the Federal Highway by-passes the town but it is still worth visiting for the historic Bushranger Hotel and the memorabilia associated with Ben Hall's bushranger gang.
Its true moment of fame came five years later when, on 26 January 1865 the bushranger Ben Hall and his gang held up the publican.
This just goes to show that just because independent estimates of age seem to agree with each other doesn't mean that they're correct - despite the fact that this particular argument is the very same one used to support the validity of radiometric dating today.
Other factors and basic assumptions must also be considered.
One of the gang, John Dunn, had been left outside to guard the pub.
When confronted by the constable he shot him dead with a shotgun and a pistol.