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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

Australia's oldest man dies aged 111

Australia's oldest man dies aged 111

The oldest man ever to have lived in Australian history, Roma's Dexter Kruger has died at the age of 111.
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Dog deaths linked to popular plant

Dog deaths linked to popular plant

Scientists have linked the deaths of dogs across Victoria's Gippsland back to farm animals.
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Industry works to find harvest worker solutions

Industry works to find harvest worker solutions

Grain Producers Australia is working on a two-pronged attack to combat harvest worker shortages, looking at the short and long term options.
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Erratic European, US weather sends wheat prices higher

Erratic European, US weather sends wheat prices higher

While Australian croppers are confident of a good year elsewhere crop prospects are rapidly declining due to either excess heat or floods.
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ICPA postpones federal conference at Longreach

ICPA postpones federal conference at Longreach

News that South Australia would be moving into lockdown from 6pm on Tuesday has been the catalyst for the Isolated Children's Parents' Association federal council to postpone its 50th anniversary conference.
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