Thursday 23 February 2017, Balranald
Are you local to the Balranald area with an interest in gardening and rare, old and exotic plants? You’re invited to volunteer with Friends of Yanga to help develop and maintain the extensive gardens at Yanga...
Various early explorers - including John Oxley in 1817, Charles Sturt in 1830 and Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1836 - visited the area. It was Mitchell's enthusiastic comments about the quality of the land in the region that encouraged settlement, and Balranald was gazetted in 1851. As a crossing point on the Murrumbidgee River, Balranald prospered throughout the second half of the 19th century.
Discover local histories along the Balranald Heritage Trail, which passes sites of historic significance. A map is available from the Balranald Visitor Information Centre.