Proclaimed a township in 1890, Innamincka is located 340
kilometres from Tibooburra, near the junction of the Strezlecki, Cordillo and
Nappa Merrie tracks on the famous Cooper Creek
Central Darling Shire
Menindee is a town
steeped in legend and history for Indigenous and European culture.
The area was known to
the Barkindji people as 'Minandichee' and it is believed this is how the name
The explorer Major
Thomas Mitchell followed the Bogan and Darling Rivers down to this area in
1835.A decade later, explorer Charles Sturt travelled up the Darling from
Wentworth though Menindee enroute to the North West.
In 1852, Tom Pain and
his family arrived in Menindee, opened up the Menindee Hotel in 1953. The town
established itself as Darling River port when Captain Francis Cadell
establishing a store next to the Hotel in 1856.
famous explorers Burke and Wills passed through Menindee for their Melbourne to
the Gulf of Carpentaria expedition inOctober 14 1860.
A visit to outback New South Wales, and the
tracts of land past Milparinka, will be much enhanced by including White Cliffs
on the itinerary. This unique township grew after opal was discovered in the
Discover Silverton, a living, breathing part
of Australia's history.
Even people who have never been there will recognise it, as Silverton has
starred in countless films, television shows and commercials in all mediums.
Nestled in the Far West outback of New South Wales, Silverton was built by
miners in search of fortune.
On the banks on the Paroo River, 240
kilometres to the east of Tibooburra, and 195 kilometres north west of the
Darling River township of Bourke, is the village of Wanaaring
The Back of Bourke is more than a geographic location,
it's part of the Australian language, part of the folklore. Bourke provoked
author Henry Lawson to write after his visit in 1893, 'If you know Bourke,
you know Australia.'
Be you a photographer,
naturalist, historian, reader of bush literature, bird watcher, visitor from
overseas or just an Aussie looking to discover your roots, pack up your swag
and come 'Back o' Bourke'
The earliest settlement in
the area was in 1864 and the town was gazetted in 1874. By 1891 it had a
population of 338. The town's main activities at the time were to service the
surrounding stations such as Bulloo Downs and Durham Downs. Later it became an
important stopover for carriers taking wool from Queensland down to the
steamers, which sailed down the Darling River from Bourke.
Northern Flinders Ranges
Everything about the northern Flinders Ranges is
spectacular - the Aboriginal culture, the colours, the starry skies, the
bounding kangaroos, and the rugged peaks at sunset.
It's big and bold, but it can also be intensely personal. Because at every turn
there's a friendly local waiting to show you the way - to share their knowledge
on the best 4WD tracks, the creation of the landscape, the rich fauna and the
In 1829 exploration parties headed out west of Sydney
towards the then unknown Murray and Darling rivers in an endeavour to discover
an inland sea. Although no inland sea was found, Captain Charles Sturt, entered
the headwaters of a wide river which he named the Darling. On his return to
Sydney a Government conceived expedition then sent Sturt to trace the
Murrumbidgee River. It was during this expedition that he entered a mighty river
which he named the Murray. In 1830, while navigating the Murray, he came across
a river junction which he was convinced was the Darling.