A this point I should be showing you are photo of Hargraves but there was a small problem ... there was nothing there ... not even a hint of the old mining town that once was. Just a sign saying "Locality of Hargraves".
This is a ford we crossed on the way back home still using back roads. I must also confess that about this point my map is not accurate. We didn't have a map with us and got somewhat lost and just followed our nose hoping that at some point we would get back out on the Mudgee road. I'm not sure what roads we drove along.