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Banjo Paterson... More than a Poet Exhibition


One of Australia's most famous sons, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, was born in Orange, before returning with his parents to the family property Buckinbah, at Yeoval. This lone outpost was Banjo's childhood , and where he met so many characters of the day and heard so many bush stories around the fire at night. Many of which were the inspiration for his own tales.

It was at Buckinbah that travellers heading in both directions called in to freshen up supplies at the Buckinbah Stores, buy fresh meat, or purchase a new horse or bullock. Remembering that in the days of Paterson's childhood, all transport was reliant on beasts of burden whether ridden or pulling a vehicle.

The exciting news from Cabonne Countrywide is that as part of their birthday celebrations, Cabonne Countrywide has opened an extensive new exhibition in Yeoval called 'Banjo Paterson...More than a Poet' Exhibition.





47 Forbes Street
Yeoval, NSW, 2868

Located 9.8K from Bournewood

Eris Fleming Gallery


Eris Fleming is one of the great artists of Central NSW with his work being exhibited in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and other major centres across Australia and internationally.

His paintings focus on the fringe dwellers of outback society and their eccentricities, with the artist capturing the spirit of these people and their landscapes. The gallery is set at the base of the Catombal Range about 24 kilometres from Wellington.






344 Woodside Lane
Bakers Swamp, NSW, 2820

Located 12.4K from Bournewood

Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine


The Phosphate Mine is located at the Wellington Caves Holiday Complex. The mine dates back to 1914, with 6000 tons of phosphate mined during its four years of operation. The phosphate was used as a fertiliser. Megafauna bones dating back to the Pleistocene Period two million years ago, were first discovered at Wellington and many are visible in the mud walls of the mine. Charles Darwin became interested in this discovery as it was influential on his thoughts on evolution.

The restoration and refurbishment of the mine as a tourist attraction began in 1995 opening in 1996. The mine is accessible to those in wheelchairs, prams and the elderly. A tour of the mine takes one hour to complete. Hard hats are supplied and must be worn in the mine.




Mitchell Highway
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 22.7K from Bournewood

Wellington Osawano Japanese Gardens


Visit Wellington Osawano Japanese Gardens located eight kilometres south east of Wellington on the Mitchell Highway. Wander around the manicured gardens, which include a man-made mountain, cascading stream and reflection lake.

The gardens were constructed between February and November 1999. The funding for the project was a gift donated by Osawano Town Council, the design and construction of the gardens was undertaken by Wellington Council. The gardens were officially opened by the Mayor of Osawano Maachi, Mr Tadao Nakasai on 21 November 1999 in conjunction with Wellington Mayor, Mark Griggs.

There are 1,500 individual plant specimens within the gardens comprising 126 different species. The garden is designed to give spring cherry blossom colour, autumn leaf colour and provide shade during the summer months with a most impressive blend of exotic and Australian plants. The Wellington-Osawano Japanese Gardens can be booked for functions and weddings.





Wellington Caves Complex,
Caves Road
Wellington, NSW, 2820

Located 22.7K from Bournewood

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