WEE WAA

Wee Waa is encounted when traveling the Walgett/ Narrabri Hgy. Or is an 80k round trip diversion to visit if travelling the north south Newell Hgy. Wee Waa is without doubt an interesting place name. The reason for the town name or the town inception is at this point not known.

Wee Waa is the oldest established town in the area and is the birthplace of the commercial cotton industry in Australia. It claims the title "Cotton Capital of Australia".

Wee Waa is actually a nice tidy town and has attributes going for it. The town is within Narrabri Shire local government area and is on the Namoi River. To protect it from floods, the entire town is protected by a levee bank.

 It was the Wee Waa police station the notorious event that Eddie Murray was killed in 1981. Eddie was one of the Aboriginal deaths in custody that prompted a Royal Commission to be set up to investigate them It was also the first town to use DNA testing to find a rapist.

The Wee Waa Museum is a stand out from a Museum perspective. When visiting Wee Waa be sure to allow time to get the insight into the heritage. There some really beaut exhibits at this museum.

The Gardens in Wee Waa are a nice surprise.

The Wee Waa War Memorial is a central cbd/clock acknowledgement. The clock is well presented.

There are two pubs in Wee Waa. The Wee Waa is a really great traditional NSW hotel.

The Catholic Church has a great presence in the cbd. A nice church. The Presbyterian and Anglican modern.

The Court House and Police Station are important historic aspect and feature off Wee Waa.

A visit to the museum, take in the garden and the Australia Telescope option determine a visit to Wee Waa is recommended.

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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