Wiradjuri Country

Wiradjuri Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of the Shire, and the people of the Wiradjuri Nation. The Wiradjuri people are the first inhabitants of this area and have been living here for thousands of years. The Wiradjuri are the largest Aboriginal group in central New South Wales, by area and population. The people of the Wiradjuri country are known as “people of three rivers” being the Macquarie river (Wambool), Lachlan River (Kalari) and the Murrumbidgee River (Murrumbidjeri) which border their lands.

Wiradjuri people from this area have a deep connection with the Murrumbidgee River and its surrounds. The river, creeks and waterholes sustain every need – food tools, clothing, and shelter as well as nourishing the essential social and spiritual needs of the people. The Narrungdera people were the clan that inhabited the land on which the town now rests and according to our local elders, means ‘place of many lizards’ (Eastern Bearded Dragon). The people of the Narrungdera were wiped out in a single massacre in 1841 by squatters. There was just one survivor.

We are very proud of this country and encourage you to enjoy its beauty and heritage in a way that is respectful and considerate of its sustainability. Please take a moment to visit these cultural places:

Wiradjuri Memorial Wall

Sandhills Artefacts

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 is now impacting all of Australia and restrictions are in place. The government is urging the cancellation or postponement of non-essential travel.

On 30th March 2020, the NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 under the Public Health Act 2010 was updated so that a person must not, without reasonable excuse, leave the person’s place of residence, and states that taking a holiday in a regional area is not a reasonable excuse. The legislation is available to view here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Narrandera Shire once this crisis is over, and we remind everyone that you should not visit regional areas during this time. Visit our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/narranderatourism/ for inspiration for your next holiday here, or follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Narrandera.Tourism/ for updates.

The Narrandera Visitor Information Centre is closed until further notice. The Narrandera Visitor Information Centre , is available to answer phone and email queries 02 6959 5545, tourist.centre@narrandera.nsw.gov.au or via our website enquiry form.

Camping grounds, caravan parks, museums, sporting fields, playgrounds, and libraries are closed until further notice.

We are encouraging local businesses keep their information up to date regarding online purchasing, and take away and delivery food options, but we suggest that you make contact with the individual business from whom you are planning to purchase to confirm their situation.

Narrandera Shire Council is working closely with The Office of Local Government and NSW Health to help prevent the further spread of the COVID-19. For the latest advice from NSW Government about gatherings and travel, and penalties that could be imposed, click here.

For information on how to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, please follow Australian Health expert advice and for the latest health information go to www.health.gov.au.

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