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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 9:44am

Hello to you all,

It seems to be getting to that time of the year when events are tapering off. And as usual, the weather is predictably unpredictable.

There is some happenings though, and first on the list is the “Cobar Festival of the Miner’s Ghost”. Now it starts Tuesday and goes right through the week with heaps of things happening right through, with a big weekend next weekend. Be there if you’re anywhere about.

If you’re further out west then you can check out the Rural Women’s Gathering in Broken Hill on the 28/30th. “Rock, Rust, Stars and Dust” is the theme, it’s going to be a big event for the city. And of course while there you must head out to Silverton, check out Peter and Patsy, tell ‘em I said Hi! Stop in at the brand new “Tri State Safari” Centre (old Mobil Servo) in Argent St. Have a cuppa say hi and enjoy. Incidentally, the new premises is being opened next Friday, see you there.

You can make your way down to Wentworth when you feel like it, ‘cause there’s river cruises happening there every Sunday lunch time and every Wednesday a twilight cruise. How good would that be with the river up so high.

Don’t forget the Melbourne Cup coming up. There are Calcutta’s running in Ivanhoe and Menindee if you like a flutter. Of course if you are in the Cobar, Nyngan or Bourke area, then all you have to do is drop into the ‘Information Centres’ in those places and the fantastic staff will have a few great days planned for you in no time. If you’re coming through our little town then stop in for a coffee at our coffee shops, Julie is back in business again.

So, as usual have a great week, have fun and stop and smell the flowers. Life is too short to be hassled.

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Latest announcements

Road Conditions in the Wilcannia area

Tilpa to Wilcannia road: call 08 80 915 155 (Central Darling Shire)

Tilpa to Louth: call 02 6836 5888, AH 0427 894 843 (Cobar council)

Bourke to Louth: call 02 6830 8000 AH 0419 722 055 (Bourke Council).

From Wilcannia to Tilpa there is a choice of east or west side. On the east side there is a good National Parks camping ground called Horse and Coaches, about 45k's north of Wilcannia. AT Tilpa the only road is on the west side.

in Reid Street, opposite the Radio Station. OPEN EVERY THURSDAY
from 10.00am TO 1.00pm
New stock has arrived
St. John’s Catholic Church Liturgy
Every Sunday at 10.00am
Sister Flo’s Thought of the Week:
 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, Yield. Life isn't tied with a bow, it is still gift.
Wilcannia Lifeline—Men’s Shed
Wednesday—every second , 72 Woore Street.  Financial and legal services + assistance with other problems including mental health and gambling addictions
It’s time you joined us – out the back.

Journey to the rugged natural beauty of Outback NSW and explore unsealed back roads, wildlife-rich wetlands and ancient stories that stir within the harsh and fragile landscapes of its national parks. Walk in the footsteps of early explorers and the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants to discover inspiring itineraries, deals and offers that will have you wanting to go back for more time and time again.

Share in the remarkable spiritual culture and breathtaking nature experiences of the NSW Outback that has survived an always shifting landscape and join us – out the back. For more information visit NSW National Parks. Read more: National Parks and Wildlifessd

Tennis, every Saturday
Tennis, every Saturday afternoon @ 4.00pm – Golf Club Tennis Courts.

$2.00 ball fee


For latest information on services, roads, tours and events, please call Tourism Association president, Bill Elliott, on mob. 0429 915467, or make an inquiry via the contact form.

National Parks and Wildlife

Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre Tel: (08) 8080 3200

The Coach and Horses campground is open all year round.  This exception is that this area is susceptible to road closures due to flooding and rain.

Coach and horses campground PAROO-DARLING NP

It’s such a pretty spot by the majestic river red gums along the Darling River. We did a bit of fishing, but didn’t manage to catch anything – lucky we brought plenty of supplies with us.”

In a delightful, shady spot next to a bend in the Darling, the Coach and Horses campground offers a bush camp with views up and down the river.

Spend the day exploring the river in a kayak or canoe or enjoy a spot of fishing. If you’re walking along the banks of the river, be sure to keep an eye out for the local birds.

See the Download section for latest tours.

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Warrawong on the Darling

Warrawong on the Darling is located on the banks of the Darling River and offers modern cabins, powered caravan sites (some with water frontage) and bush camping. The modern amenities block, beautiful scenery and lush grassy sites along the natural lagoon and river provides travellers the comfort they long for.

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Fishing competition, Day 1


Menindee 2016 Father's Day Fishing Challenge

Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 12.30pm

See graphic (left) for details (click to enlarge)

Entry Fees:

Adult - $10
Children U16 - $5

As well:
Menindee Markets

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Life and Light competition closes

Life and Light in the Western Region closes Friday, 30th September.

The theme of this year’s Life & Light in the Western Region photographic competition is “Rocks, Rust, Stars and Dust” to coincide with this year’s Rural Women’s Gathering hosted in Broken Hill. The theme was inspired by the incredible western landscape (rocks), the history of this region (rust), the incredible night skies (stars) and the red earth that has come to characterize the west (dust).

What will the judges be looking for?

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Driver Reviver - October 2016

Driver Reviver, Barrier Highway Western side of the town

Coffee, Tea, Biscuits (gold coin donation)


  • Saturday 1st, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 2nd, 10am - 4pm
  • Monday 3rd, 10am - 4pm
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Q C Mobile Repairs

his_sign.jpgQuinton can handle all motor repairs and rebuilds, small engines and chain saws,  Pink slips available in Wilcannia Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings. Otherwise by appointment, by ringing  0429915480.

If you can’t get in, he will visit you. You can find him at the corner of Ross St. and Bourke road.

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Mercy Place

mercy_place_market_day.jpgsecond-hand clothing, etc

Call for opening hours, (08) 80915852




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