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

Wilcannia, proclaimed a town in the mid 1860's lies on the banks of the Darling River and along the Barrier Highway.

The town was once a key port for paddle steamers but since those operations stopped, the town has slowly declined. In the town, several historic buildings still remain from the town's heyday, the centre-lifting Darling River bridge is still in use with several well kept parks along the Darling River. The town's name is of Aboriginal origin meaning "where flood water escapes".


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NEW Wilcannia Town Centre:
Reid Street, looking southwest approaching Myers Street in Wilcannia, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Wilcannia Town Centre:
Southeast view of Myers Street (Barrier Highway) in Wilcannia, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats

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