BINGARA

Bingara is very pretty cross roads service town to a wealthy rural community. Most essential services are available in Bingara. Bingara also has active heritage practices in place. Lots of old buildings are sure to survive.

Bingara (Aboriginal for 'creek' changed the spelling of its name from Bingera to Bingara in 1890. The first Bingera Post Office opened on 1 January 1853 and was renamed Upper Bingera in 1862 and closed in 1868. The second Bingera office opened in 1862 and was renamed Bingara in 1890

In 1827 Allan Cunningham crossed the Gwydir River near Bingara. At the time he mistook the river to be the Peel River, but realised his mistake on his return journey. The discovery of gold in 1852 brought prospectors to the area. In the 1880s, copper and diamonds were discovered also, causing a rapid development of the town. Bingara is one of the few places in Australia where diamonds have been found. In fact, Bingara was the largest producer of diamonds in Australia at that time.

Bingara is located very close to Myall Creek, the site of the massacre of 27 to 30 Indigenous Australians.

Bingara has two historic and classic NSW pubs.

There are a number of old and heritage buildings.

The Anglican and Catholic Churches are old and traditional. The Presbyterian and Salvation Army quite small and undated.

The Bingara Museum is on the northern fringe of the town.

The War Memorial is located within the Memorial Park. Nicely done also.

Bingara is a nice location and an overnight could be a consideration at this colourful small town.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course