Post date:
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:49am

Good morning all,

Had an email from Marg in Bourke during the week, things are winding down up there, and it seems the case in most areas. It’s that time of the year isn’t it. Got to start thinking about what Santa is going to bring us. Yes life goes on, a woman said to me she was approaching 40. I couldn’t help wondering, from which direction!

Who said there was no rain coming? Very scattered but great for those under it. Caution on the dirt roads as usual. They tell me there is more on the horizon.

All roads lead to Broken Hill next weekend. The Annual Silver City Races next Saturday, make a weekend out of it.

We then have 2 lovely ladies down at Wentworth, celebrating their 110th. and 120th. birthdays!  The Paddle steamers Ruby and Marion! Great weekend down at Wentworth  on the 3/4/5th. Heaps going on to keep you entertained.

If you’re going to stick around the Hill, then the Broken Hill Markets are on the 29th. Day after the races. Alain Louvel, French chef and wine expert will be there, he’ll give you a laugh.

I am running out of events, being this time of the year. So if any of you good people have something coming up before Christmas, please let me know so I can spread the word. Otherwise I may be wise to retire myself till the new season is upon us.

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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

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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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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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WILCANNIA ANZAC DAY 2017 Tuesday 25th April

War Memorial, Baker Park,
Reid St, on the banks of the
Darling River

 

DAWN SERVICE 6.15am
Members of the Light Horse Association will form Guard of Honour
Followed by breakfast

MARCH AND SERVICE 11.00am
Guest Speaker: Denis Connell, ex RAAF

MARCH STARTS AT THE POST OFFICE
Those wishing to march are asked to meet at the Post Office  by 10.50am

The 11.00am service will be followed by morning tea in the park
Please bring a plate—tea, coffee and cordial supplied

 

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Telstra 4G maintenance

Customers and travellers to Wilcannia area please note that the Telstra 4G service may be interrupted during Telstra's "Planned Maintenance"

Telstra advises: "Customers may experience difficulties making and receiving calls or using data via their mobile service."

Visitors to Wilcannia can access free wi-fi at Miss Barretts Coffee Shop.

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Fishing competition, Day 1

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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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