DELUNGRA

Delungra is a very small crossroads town on the Gwydir Hgy. Delungra is encounted when traveling Moree/ Inverell sector. Delungra has some services, but either Inverell or Warialda are considered for the ‘big shop’. Delungra does service a rich rural area.

Delungra was incorporated as a town in 1907 and celebrated the centenary of the town combined with Australia Day celebrations in 2007. An earlier Reedy Creek Post Office was renamed Delungra on 11 June 1906. The reason for the name is not cited.

Delungra has two horse events each year, with campdrafting in March, and a horse sports weekend in October, the 2007 event was unfortunately cancelled due to the horse flu and subsequent restrictions on horse movements.

A number of annual events also occur throughout the year such as an Australia Day parade on the 26th of January, a Christmas parade followed by carols by candlelight at Christmas time. On the 25 April and the 11 November there are remembrance services for those that have lost their lives during times of war. The Delungra War Memorial is within the ANZAC Gardens.

While no temperature records are kept for Delungra, the Delungra Post Office has been keeping rainfall records since November 1924, and before that Gunnee Station (8km north) kept records between 1879 and 1924. Below is annual rainfall statistics to 30th of September 2011.

The Delungra Hotel is a relatively modern building but would be party central for the small community.

There is this quirky business that indicates a good sense of humour exists.

The Catholic Church is quite a striking and traditional building. The United being quite modern and the Anglican and Presbyterian  weatherboard.

Should the traveller be passing through refreshment may be in order.

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