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

Historical

Historical attractions, heritage buildings

There are many businesses and government services in Wilcannia that are located in historical buildings.

Some are not so obvious -- such as the Wilcannia Golf Club which today partly comprises the original Resche's Brewery, the first beer brewery the Resche brothers built in Australia.

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Wilcannia - historical facts and figures

Wilcannia was first settled by Europeans following the exploration of the Darling by Major Thomas Mitchell. The rest stop on the Barrier Highway on the Cobar side of town, commemorates one of his survey points.

The original settlers were pastoralists who took up “runs” that were millions of acres in size. Wilcannia is in the area that is the homeland of the Barkindji people. “Barka” being their word for river.

The Barkindji was a group of tribes that ran the length of the Darling River from Bourke to Wentworth.

A shepherds hut and a woolshed, which were part of the Mt. Murchison run stood where Wilcannia now is.

Picnics and parks

There are many beautiful picnic areas along the Darling River, in and around Wilcannia

Included in the gallery below are some photos taken in Reconciliation Park (opposite Wilcannia Hospital, in Ross Street)

Details and photos of other parks will be posted soon.

Ngiyampaa language strengthened by new dictionary

This dictionary is a great resource for our kids to learn our language that is what I would like to see.” Aunty Norma O’Hara, Ngiyampaa Elder.

The resurgence and maintenance of the Ngiyampaa language has been bolstered by a dictionary published by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) publishing arm, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Ngiyampaa Wordworld: Thipingku Yuwi, Maka Ngiya; Names of Birds and Other Words includes stories, example sentences and songs, a comprehensive list of bird names and other words. The dictionary includes an English to Ngiyampaa finder list to quickly look up words in Ngiyampaa.

The dictionary is a much needed resource to not only learn language, but to strengthen cultural identity for current and future generations.

"This dictionary is invaluable. Having our language available and accessible makes me feel more connected to my country, to my ancestors and increases my sense of pride and strengthens my cultural identity,” Ngiyampaa language project contributor, Ashlee Kearney says.

I am really excited to share this with my family, especially the younger ones to make sure they are growing up strong and proud."

Wilcannia Post Office

Addr.:

Corner Reid Street and the Barrier Highway

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Wilcannia Post Office - Full postal service, agent for RMS, driver testing, licence tests, payment of some accounts, Post Office Shop, agent for most banks and Credit unions, friendly service. Run by Central Darling Shire.

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Welcome

Wilcannia (historic) Post OfficeWelcome to the Wilcannia Tourism Association's website.

Wilcannia offers a stunning display of beautiful heritage building, including the local hospital, (old) post office, council chambers, police station and courhouse, to name a few.

Wilcannia wildlife is also rich and diverse, particularly the birdlife.

On a technical note, this website has been designed for the benefit of visitors and tourists, in that it is "mobile ready" (except for browsers that aren't standards-compliant)

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Wilcannia Golf Club

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Ross Street
Wilcannia NSW 2836

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Mon. 12 noon - 10 pm
Tues. 12 noon - 10 pm
Wed. 12 noon - 10 pm
Thurs. 11 am - 10.30 pm
Friday. 11 am - 11 pm
Saturday 11 am - 11 pm
Sun. 12 noon - 10 pm

Wilcannia Golf Club now open 7 days for full services and facilities, and take away. Courtesy bus for taking home only. “Covid Restrictions” apply.

Please note:

Each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday no full strength beer, spirits or wine is to be sold before 11am or after 6pm for consumption off the premises.

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