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Monday, July 4, 2022 - 8:55am

Good morning everyone,

It’s definitely winter, but then we can get warm, those poor people on the coast really have problems. We feel for them.

Quite a bit coming up out here in our magnificent looking far west. What a spectacular spring we are going to have, and I haven’t checked out the “Sturt Desert Pea” plantation for you yet but can almost guarantee it will look fabulous!

First cab off the rank as I see it is the “Wentworth Fishing Comp.” on next Saturday the 9th. and then you have to duck straight up to Pooncarie for their “Gymkhana/Bikekhana” the next day, the 10th. Both well worth a look.

You’re really going to have to skip around our outback to catch the lot. See, the Carinda Races are there for you on the next weekend the 16th. If you’re a race goer then stay up that way for the “Xmas in July Races” in Bourke on the 23rd. and no end to what else is on up there.

But then if you are near our famous Deniliquin, stop off at the RSL Club on the 30th.for a great Music Night, (call and see Jane at the VIC.)

You can’t go to both these, but, the “Lightening Ridge Opal Festival” is 27th. to 30th. and “The World of Musicals” is in Broken Hill on the 29th. If that hasn’t confused you for July then well done!

August starts with the “Louth Races” on the 6th August. Remember how good their Field Day was, well the races are exceptional.

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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.

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 (Western) side of the town, easy access.rv-waste-disposal-1.jpg


For latest information on services, roads, tours and events, please call Tourism Association on mob. 0429915467, or make an inquiry via the contact form.

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. While great for a night stopover, or to relax and unwind, be warned, once you have experienced the beauty and peace provided, you won’t want to leave!

The middle of nowhere, the centre of everywhere

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Important notice: paid help wanted

Businesses in Wilcannia are facing closure, simply because they cannot find staff to continue. If you are energetic, wanting to work in an outback town, from Club Manager to motel cleaners. Our town will welcome you.

Please call Bill on mob. 0429 915 467

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Wilcannia Cemetery - every stone tells a story

The first recorded burial, though unmarked, in what is now the Wilcannia cemetery happened in November 1866, when the remains of a man, lost in the bush 4 months before, were interred. His name was not known, the body was dressed in a striped cotton shirt, plaid vest, moleskin trousers and a brown coat, no money or papers were found in the pockets.

In 1881 the arrangements for the cemetery were formalised and trustees for each denomination appointed. Along with the traditional protestant and catholic appointments, Louis Phillips, George Myers and Henry Emanuel Cohen were appointed as trustees for the Jewish portion. There are no known graves in this section, the far south west corner.

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