MUNGINDI

Mungindi, not like Goondiwini or Dirranbandi which end in ‘little I’, because the town is in NSW Mungindi ends in ‘big I’ such as Narrabri and Boggabri. Yes, Mungindi is a border town and is mostly a NSW jurisdiction. Mungindi lies on the banks of the Barwon River. Mungindi is also a crossroads town that is encounted when traveling from Moree to St George.

"Mungindi" means 'water hole in the river' in Kamilaroi.

Major Thomas Mitchell passed through here on his exploration of the interior in search of new areas suitable for agricultural development during the 1830s.

By the 1850s, with stock moving on both sides of the Barwon River, the ford at Mungindi just upstream from the present bridge became the principal crossing. Reliable waterholes and shaded flats on the riverbanks provided early drovers with a pleasant camp in the area, which the Gamilaroi Aboriginal People had held since antiquity as an important meeting place.

The movement of drovers and the coming of settlers soon attracted others to provide them with goods and services. The first known of these services was a hotel, or inn. Built in 1863 by Alexander Grant Walker, it was located on the south bank of the river.

Mungindi has two times zones during daylight-saving-time. The town has a pre-school in Queensland and the other educational facilities are in NSW. The hospital is on the northern side of the river and the two hotels are on each side of the river.

The NSW pub is a tavern type, the Qld is some 3k north.

The Mungindi War Memorial is located at the Mungindi Bowling Club.

The Mungindi Church is on the NSW side. The Catholic was the only church noted

Mungindi is a long way from the main travel routes and unless ‘on route’ the diversion is not necessary.

 

 

  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