Greenethorpe is a small village in the Central West of NSW, between Cowra, Young and Grenfell. The village is located in the Weddin Shire and is 345 kilometres west of Sydney. Population is about 120 in the village, with another 100 people on nearby farming properties. Within the village are the Circa 1935 Cafe and Post Office, the Shamrock Hotel, Greenethorpe Public School, the Blue Sky art gallery and a Police Station.
The village celebrated its centenary in September 2008. It was purpose-built in 1908 to house the share-farmers who worked at Iandra Station, the property of George Henry Greene about 11km away on the road to Young.
Mount Oriel homestead is a unique part of Australia's heritage. The existing homestead was built over, and incorporates, the original single-storey brick building on the site. This was the home of George Henry Greene, local landowner, grazier, and politician, after whom nearby Greenethorpe is named. Construction was made using concrete, and was finished in 1911.