Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Walgett
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Walgett, located in north-western NSW, lies at the junction of the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways and also marks the Namoi and Barwon river junction. The town, surveyed in 1859, originally setup as a port for paddlesteamers that travelled on the Murray-Darling system. Nowadays the town is the main centre for the vast pastoral districts that surround the region. The town centre is quite attractive - the main street is wide, tree lined & well organised and there are various parks set along the banks of the Namoi River. The towns name is of Aboriginal origin, meaning "meeting of the waters"


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NEW Walgett Town Centre:
View of Fox St (Castlereagh Hwy) in Walgett, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Walgett Town Centre:
View of Walgett town centre, at the corner of Fox and Wee Waa Streets, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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