Weekly This 'n That:

Tilpa Annual Gymkhana, and more

Post date:
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:01am

Good morning once again,

Saw a long term weather prediction on TV tonight, don’t think you have to worry about wet roads for quite some time unfortunately. Things really are getting serious in the water situation throughout a few states.

Anyway, if you are undecided where to go next? Problem solved! Head to Tilpa for next Saturday’s Annual Gymkhana. All are welcome. Then down the bottom end of that very same river at Wentworth, there’s a big Fishing Comp on the next Saturday the 27th. Of course there’s a heap happening down in the Wentworth/Mildura area all the time, so poke on down and see for yourself.

If you don’t make it that far then stop off at Pooncarie and go to their big Gun Shoot on the same day, 27th.

Moving right along, there’s the Louth races on the 10th  August. The Wentworth Show on the 24/25th. August. And the Tibooburra Gymkhana placed at October 5th.

Not a lot of changes since last week, so enjoy yourselves in the lovely sunshine, feel free to ring me from our website if I can help.

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Latest announcements: Fire Alerts

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.

WILCANNIA COMMUNITY MARKET
AT SISTER MAUREENS
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.  Read more: National Parks and Wildlifessd

RV: Grey and Black Water Disposal
Situated on the Barrier highway, adjacent to the football oval, on the Broken Hill side of the town, easy access. Also on Cobar side as well.rv-waste-disposal-1.jpg

 

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

national-parks-and-wildlife.pngParoo-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 Relevant National Parks links (section, below)

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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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Dee's Happy Little Street Library

Now available - Dee’s Happy Little street Library is located in the Wilcannia Motel.

In area where book shops and libraries are many miles between, we are open to all who share our love of reading and books.

We have children’s and adults books and would love you to pop in & say G’day.

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2019 Australia Day Family Fun

The usual Family Fun afternoon at the swimming Pool held on Australia Day, Saturday the 26th. Jan. Sponsored by the Wilcannia Tourism Association and the Central Darling Shire.

This incorporates the feature event “Annual Throwing of the Gum Boot Competition”, all ages.

A substantial Gate Prize is up for grabs. Cold drinks, icy poles etc. available.

This will be followed by the presentation of the Australia Day Awards for the town presented by the Shire at 6pm.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2019

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Monday 11 November 2019

The service will start at 10.45am at the Cenotaph in Baker Park, Reid St.

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Wilcannia REMEMBRANCE DAY 2017

11.00am 11th November

Memorial Service will be held at the Baker Park Memorial

Please assemble before 10.45am

This year we will be unveiling a plaque in honour of Trooper A M Campbell
3rd Regiment, NSW Mounted Rifles
killed in South Africa on the 21 st May 1901

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Wilcannia Field and Fun Day POSTPONED

As per heading the Fun and Field Day has been POSTPONED until further notice.

More details soon

Entries for the photo competition (see attached docx document) will be taken up until 11.00am on the day, this allows for visitors to bring theirs on the day.

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