Rain, Roads, Topar, Anzac Day and more

Good morning all,

13 to 15 mm. of rain seems about average around our outback over the weekend, very much appreciated, although a bit dampening for the Topar event on Saturday.

Roads will be a bit tricky too for a day or two.

Next big event on the calendar is the White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo happening next weekend. Well worth going to if you are around the area.

Anzac Day will be celebrated in our towns as usual, with a sunset ceremony on the 24th. in Ivanhoe before the breakfast and main 11 o’clock service on the day. White Cliffs will have it’s usual services at 11 AM, and Wilcannia will be a dawn service at 6-15 AM followed by breakfast, a march and 11 o’clock service with Military Guest speakers, followed by a light lunch. Please feel welcome to attend wherever you.

If you are in an “evening mood” then the RFDS Ball is on at the Civic Centre in Broken Hill on the 5th. May, always an excellent night.

You can then duck across to the Pooncarie Field Days on the 6-7th May. That community always puts on a great couple of days.

You have time then to make your way up to the Pastoral and Agriculture Show at Bourke on the 14th. Heaps more to see at Bourke as well.

The Nyngan Show is on the 14/15th. as well, so toss a coin! And would you believe, the Walgett show is on the same days, 14/15th. You’ll find an “Ezijak” there, they are terrific, check it out.

Sorry forgot to tell you, Deniliquin has a Race meeting also on Anzac Day, We’ve got some doubling up it seems.

Anyway, you work it out, careful on the dirt roads, we look forward to seeing you through and have a good trip.

Cheers for now, Bill Elliott. Wilcannia Tourism Association.


“At every party there are two kinds of people, those who want to go home and those who don’t. Trouble is they are usually married to each other!”