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Nickname Hall of Fame


The Nickname is a mystifying tradition and a national phenomenon. Nowhere are nicknames thicker on the ground that across Australia's remote rural regions and Coonamble is the capital. You have entered a realm where the 'real' names of most of the men and many of the women and children have been forgotten, even by their mothers. Nothing and no-one is safe.

Anything is fodder for the nicknaming wits of Coonamble - a personal mannerism, a once-mentioned mistake, one mis-pronounced word, an unusual physical characteristic, a fashion faux pas, a sporting slip-up, or a midnight misjudgement. A nickname may last a day, a week on the job ... or many generations.

Coonamble is the Nickname Hall of Fame. Take a stroll to see the billboards scattered around the streets and get to know some of their stories. Or stay for a while and get to know the locals.





Castlereagh Street
Coonamble, NSW, 2829

Located 22.4K from Magometon

Outback Arts Gallery


Outback Arts Gallery is an art gallery located in the main street of Coonamble. Outback Arts Gallery supports and promotes arts and culture in the far west.

Displayed in the gallery is art work produced by local and regional artists. Some of the local community's indigenous artists also have their art work on display.




65-67 Castlereagh Street
Coonamble, NSW, 2829

Located 22.7K from Magometon

Museum Under the Bridge


The Museum Under the Bridge is the former police station built in 1886 and has been converted to the Coonamble Historical Museum.

The museum displays artefacts, photographs, implements and household utensils used in Coonamble's early history. The 'trooper' brick horse stables have been retained in original form with stalls, feed boxes and saddlery and is one of only two of its kind left in NSW. Just recently a Cobb and Co coach was obtained by the museum and restored and loaned out for parades and celebrations.




Aberford Street
Coonamble, NSW, 2829

Located 23.0K from Magometon

Magometon: Events

Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft


Held over the June Long Weekend every year and running for over 60 years, the Coonamble Rodeo &and Campdraft is the largest event held in Coonamble and is the largest combined Rodeo/Campdraft in the Southern Hemisphere.

Around 1000 cowboys and cowgirls, along with approximately 4000 spectators, head across the central western plains of New South Wales to the edge of the Outback, transforming the Coonamble Showground into a full-on explosion of wild riding action.

On Saturday and Sunday, the cowboys launch from the chutes competing for over AUD30000 worth of prize money in steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing and, of course, the glamour events of the Saddle Bronc, Bareback and Bull rides. On Monday the Junior Rodeo sees the up and coming stars of the Rodeo circuit compete.



Event Dates
2017
      11th Jun
      12th Jun
      13th Jun


Castlereagh Highway
Coonamble, NSW, 2829

Located 22.1K from Magometon

Coonamble Ag Field Day


The Coonamble Ag Field Day is run by the Coonamble Rural Transaction Centre (RTC).

In it's second year, the field day's aim?is to provide an exhibition space for the latest in agricultural machinery, equipment and services, with a focus on current and future leading edge technology, to the farmers in the Coonamble Shire and surrounding areas.

This is a family friendly event. There is something for the whole family, including a kids corner with face painting and a jumping castle.

Exhibitors include machinery, bikes, stockyards and fencing, pumps, silos, technology, stock, art and craft stalls, insurance brokers, homemade cooking, accoutants, and much more!


Event Dates
2017
      1st Apr


Castlereagh Highway,
Coonamble Showground
Coonamble, NSW, 2829

Located 22.3K from Magometon

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