LISMORE (NSW)

Lismore is ‘the capitol’ of the NSW Northern Rivers Region. Lismore is a city and has what most cities should have and includes an airport, cathedrals and cosmopolitan outlook and presence. Lismore is also home to some advanced tertiary institutions.

European History of Lismore begins in c.1843. A pastoral run covering an area of 93 km˛ was taken up by Captain Dumaresq at this time covering the Lismore area. In January 1845, William and Jane Wilson took over the run. The Wilsons were Scottish and arrived in NSW in May 1833. One theory is that Jane Wilson was responsible for naming it after Lismore in, where the couple honeymooned.

In 1855, a surveyor by the name of Frederick Peppercorne was instructed by Sir Thomas Mitchell to determine a site for a township in the area. The chosen site was William Wilson's homestead paddock, and the area was proclaimed the "Town of Lismore" in the NSW Government Gazette on 1 May 1856.

Lismore’s rapid growth has been in more recent times but that said there is clearly a heritage plan at work. There are some awful downtown buildings but equally there are some delightful old buildings that have been put on watch.

Lismore could lay claim to the title ‘city of churches. The century Old Catholic Cathedral is a classic.

The Anglican likewise is a magnificent building.

The United and Presbyterian both old and grand examples of some great designs.

The Lismore War Memorial is a mix of worthy cenotaphs.

The Lismore Hotels for the most part are early thirties rebuilds of an earlier establishment.

The Lismore Museum has a high profile within the cbd. The Museum is upstairs in a great early century masterpiece.

Lismore is a great city and to get the best a multi-day visit is recommended.

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