EUGOWRA

Eugowra is a small town that will be encounted when traveling the Orange to Forbes (or vice versa) route. Eugowra is a cross roads town but is definitely an isolated location. The traveller will not come across this town and will have to be considered a diversion.

Eugowra is said to be named after the Aboriginal word meaning "The place where the sand washes down the hill". Before the early settlers, the Wiradjuri people inhabited the Eugowra area. European exploration in the area began in 1815 and was followed two years later by John Oxley passing through the area on an expedition to explore the inland. Pastoral settlement began with the establishment of Eugowra in 1834.

The town was established in the 1860s on the site of the station where the route for travelers to the gold fields crossed the creek. The John Bull Hotel (later the Fat Lamb Hotel) was constructed, followed by a bridge over the creek. In 1881, the town was laid out and a police station, courthouse and school were built.

It was near Eugowra where Australia's largest gold robbery took place. The infamous bush ranger, Frank Gardner and Ben Hall ambushed the Cobb and Co coach on 15 June 1862. The bushrangers stole 77 kilograms of gold and 3,700 in in cash. The museum has all of the details The rubbish bins note this history.

 Today, the town includes a supermarket, two hotels, a newsagent, a butcher and golf and clubs.

The Eugowra War Memorial is something significance substance. Just look at those palm trees.

The Eugowra Congregational Churches are impressive. The Catholic Church especially so. The Anglican was not noted.

Eugowra is diversion that has to be considered, but the distances are not great.

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