Originally the area was inhabited by the Kamilaroi tribe a
large tribe occupying large tracts of western NSW. The fertile
plains were soon snapped up by eager settlers from about the 1840's
onwards. The town steadily grew in size and stature eventually
displacing the Kamilaroi people who moved into the town and became
reliant on the white settlers for food and shelter.
artesian spa complex has been built in the town offering visitors
and locals a refreshing dip in the medicinal waters pumped from
underground. The artesian waters can be as hot as 41 degrees and
people come from all over Australia to experience the curative
effects of the baths. The town has many historical buildings and
wonderful parks and gardens.
Today the area is home to large
cotton and wheat farms, both of which are now vital to the local
economy. Other produce grown in the area include Pecan Nuts, Olives,
sheep and cattle.
Fishing is another major pastime in this area
with three major rivers within 25 minutes drive of the town. Some of
the fish that can be caught here are Murray Cod, Golden Perch,
Silver Bream, Eel Tail and Catfish.
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contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.