Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
  Mitchell Highway (National Route 71) (Decommissioned)


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General Information:

The Mitchell Highway, named after Major Thomas Mitchell, who was Surveyor-General of New South Wales in the 1820s and explored much of inland New South Wales and Victoria.

The route consists of typical NSW rural highway standard, undivided single carriageway.


Click here for photos of the former Mitchell Highway alignment.

Nyngan to QLD Border   QLD Border To Nyngan
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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Nyngan on the outskirts of town. August 2008. Click here for a photo of this location by Michael Greenslade from December 2003.

Image © Rick Wardle

  NSW Welcome Sign:
Crossing from QLD into NSW, southbound, at Barringun. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

Distance Sign:
Another distance sign but for rest areas, this time leaving Nyngan. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

  Kidman Way Sign:
Southbound sign on Mitchell Hwy (NR71) at Barringun showing the towns along the Kidman Way, which starts in Bourke. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

No Fuel Sign:
Typical NSW sign indicating no service stations for a specified distance. This one is leaving Bourke. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

  Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign on Mitchell Hwy (NR71) (Warraweena St) in Bourke as you approach the intersection with Kamilaroi Hwy (NR37) (Mitchell St). Kidman Way reference should be prefixed with "To" as it does not originate as this junction. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign at the Lednapper Crossing Rd between Bourke and the Queensland border. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

  Entering Nyngan:
Mitchell Hwy (NR71) as it enters the town of Nyngan. August 2008.

Image © Rick Wardle

Click here for the continuation of Mitchell Highway as NR32 between Nyngan and Bathurst.

1 Roads & Traffic Authority
2 Department of Main Roads, The Roadmakers, A History of Main Roads in New South Wales, ISBN 0 7240 0439 4
3 Department of Main Roads New South Wales , Main Road Journal, June 1956

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