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Welcome to Walgett

Walgett is a town in northern NSW, Australia, it is the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. It was inhabited by the Gamilaroi (also spelt Kamilaroi) Nation of Indigenous peoples before white settlement.

Walgett website and business directory, Walgett is a town in northern NSW, Australia, it is the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. It was inhabited by the Gamilaroi (also spelt Kamilaroi) Nation of Indigenous peoples before white settlement. It was gazetted in 1851 and town sites were surveyed in 1859.

Tourism

Walgett is a major highway junction for touring routes to the north Lightning Ridge, to the East Burren Junction and Wee Waa to the South Coonamble to the west Brewarrina.

Agriculture

The Walgett District is a producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

History

Walgett is rich in history it was gazetted in 1859 and the courthouse built in 1865 it was a port for paddle steamers in 1861 to 1870.  It was proclaimed 20 March 1885 and surveyed.

Directory

A business directory of the town and is included in the Namoi Business Directory, if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is minimal.

Rural News

With friends like Joh politics had its bruising costs

With friends like Joh politics had its bruising costs

'My perspective of Joh's plans were somewhat coloured by having seen first hand the way he and his Queensland Cabinet worked. It was a disgrace.'
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MP wants Queensland to export uranium again

MP wants Queensland to export uranium again

North Queensland First leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan wants Queensland to lift the ban on uranium mining.
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RP09-14's long standing impact on Merino industry

RP09-14's long standing impact on Merino industry

RP09-14 had over 7500 doses of semen sold across the country and world.
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Canola prices get welcome boost after Canadian news

Canola prices get welcome boost after Canadian news

Canola prices have spiked in the past week off the back of news of a smaller than expected Canadian crop.
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Humorous Indian campaign promotes Australian wool

Humorous Indian campaign promotes Australian wool

Prominent Indian comedian Vir Das has used his humour to spruik the benefits of Australian wool.
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Rowena farmers call for better long term drought policy

PRIME7 News North West August 30, 2018, 5:50PM

Author: Kate

They're the farmers of the north western plains, where drought is no stranger.

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2018

Drought relief for Rowena

Prime7 news North West August 31

Author: Kate

The first drought charity drop was made to Rowena this week. 

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2018

Three injured in Newell Highway car accident near Edgeroi

The Northern Daily Leader 31 August, 2018

Author: Kate

A woman has been airlifted to Tamworth hospital in a serious condition after a car accident near Edgeroi on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the Newell Highway at 3.45pm after a car crashed into the back of a stationary car.

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Oct

2018

National Rugby Championship: Will McDonnell enjoys maiden flight with NSW Country Eagles

Author: Kate

Saturday’s National Rugby Championship clash at Scully Park capped off what has been a breakout season for Narrabri’s Will McDonnell.

The former Blue Boars junior was at the start of the season just hoping to cement a first grade spot with Sydney University after being hampered by injury last season.

He well and truly surpassed that, the 22-year-old’s list of achievements over the season including playing for the Waratahs on their tour of Japan, being named the Rookie of the Year for the Shute Shield competition and Sydney Uni’s Rookie of the Year, and earning a call-up to the NSW Country Eagles squad.

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Oct

2018

Former mayor awarded $120,000 over defamatory Facebook posts

Author: Kate

A former mayor in country NSW has been awarded more than $100,000 in damages after a local resident defamed him in a series of "bullying and high-handed" Facebook posts accusing him of corruption and intimidation.

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