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Curlwaa: Where To Go / Sightseeing

ODonnell Park at Curlwaa

O'Donnell Park at Curlwaa is a picturesque park on the banks of the Murray River. It is a scenic place to enjoy a picnic, let the children try out the playground or simply relax from a long drive.

The park is named after Larry O'Donnell, a prominent Curlwaa man. Mr O'Donnell worked tirelessly for the good of the settlement and its industries, particularly those of dried fruits, water and salinity issues.

In the park also is a monument erected in 1959 to thank and recognise all those who worked tirelessly to save Curlwaa from inundation of the 1956 flood waters.

Silver City Highway
Curlwaa, NSW, 2648

Located 2.3K from Curlwaa

Possum Statue

The 'Possum' lived for 50 years as a hermit around the Wentworth area.

A life size statue of a man known as 'The Possum', who when disgruntled by life during the "Great Depression" (1929) took to living off the land around Wentworth. He slept in trees (thus his name), walked many miles, swam the rivers, living the life of a hermit and avoided human contact for some 50 years before his death at the age of 81.

A proud man, 'Possum' worked for graziers in exchange for food and clothing, although he would always wait until the folk had left for town before he began his work. He was known to upset some of the property owners when he let the dogs loose because he felt sorry for them.

Hear his story via voca-phone by placing 20 cents in the green metal box close to the statue.

Fotherby Park,
Silver City Highway
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.2K from Curlwaa

PS Ruby Wentworth

Step back in time as you are welcomed onboard the authentic 1907 heritage paddlesteamer PS Ruby, operating from the Murray Darling Junction. Feel a tinge of excitement and adventure as the steam chambers breathe life into the powerful paddles propelling the 205 ton riverboat. Note the lovingly restored woodwork and polished brass fittings and be amazed by the 132 foot nine inch vessel that only dips two and a half feet into the water below. Imagine how the outback opened up through the Murray and Darling rivers. Fuel had to grow out of the surrounding bush to fire up the boiler.

Now the billabongs and lagoons are teeming with bird life and the spectacle of cruising on a commercially surveyed New South Wales heritage paddlesteamer is a unique opportunity.

Volunteers are thrilled to welcome visitors aboard for guided and self-guided tours on various days.

Fotherby Park,
Silver City Highway
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.2K from Curlwaa

Captain John Egge Statue

John Egge was born in Shanghai China in 1830. As a young man he worked a sampan on the Yangtze River. At 16 he sailed to Australia as cabin boy with Captain Francis Cadell.

Egge was the cook on Cadell's PS Lady Augusta which raced with Captain Randall's vessel, PS Mary Ann in 1853.

In 1866 he chartered his first river boat PS Treviot. By 1870, Egge was established as one of the biggest traders on the Murray Darling and his on-shore business interests had expanded at the same rate as his river trade.

Captain Egge died in Wentworth in 1901, and is buried in Wentworth Cemetery.

A bronze statue of Captain John Egge was unveiled at the Wentworth Wharf on 12 June 2009 during the 150th Anniversary of Wentworth. The statue was commissioned by the Wentworth Branch of the National Trust and sculpted by Lynne Edey.

Port of Wentworth,
Wharf Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.4K from Curlwaa

Rivertrack Studios and Gallery

Rivertrack Studios and Gallery are designers and manufacturers of handmade sterling silver jewellery, wood carving, and fine art.

Unique one of a kind jewellery made with sterling silver and incorporating titanium, wood and semi-precious stones. Artist Dee Craig has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts and Applied Design. As well as being an accomplished silversmith, Dee carves walking poles from local woods and grows and decorates gourds. Her work is mostly inspired by the local environment and she uses ethically sourced materials where possible.

127B Darling Street
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.5K from Curlwaa

Curlwaa: Events

Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting

Travel out to the township of Pooncarie on the Darling River, less than 140 kilometres north east of Mildura and enjoy a family day out at an Outback Race Meet.

Entry fee includes a race book. Pensioners discounts available. Jumping castle for the children and food and refreshments available throughout the day.

Event Dates
      1st Oct

Racecourse Road
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.3K from Curlwaa

Pooncarie Field Day

Come and see popular favourites such as the Pen of Three Lambs and the Fleece Comp as well as the art and craft events - the Bush Photo Comp and Boot Art.

For those wanting to watch the Goat Dog Trails and Sheep Dog Trials are always entertaining. Watch out this year for the Whip Cracking twist to test just how talented they are.

Making its return after being a roaring success in its first year in 2011 is the Ladies Trailer Backing Competition. The kids will be occupied all day with colouring competitions, Mothers Day Cup Cake Decorating Competition, Bush Photo Competition, whip cracking, boot art, Well Worn Bush Hat and free jumping castle.

Some of the new and returning exhibitors include all major sponsors as well as Koolaman Designs, Think Water, Mildura Native Nursery, Sunrise Ag, Wallers, The Pit Stop and Outback Whips and Leather.

Livestock Exhibitors will be attending and there is plenty for the ladies and mums. The Bar and food stalls will be open all day and there is a fantastic line up of entertainment starting in the afternoon and continuing into the evening.

As always the community auction is being held raising funds for various community health organisations and for the first time the Pooncarie Field Day will hold their own stand selling some local goods and merchandise to raise funds for the Broken Hill Outback Mobile Resource Unit - affectionately known as Toy Library - who provide a valuable service to preschool aged children from Tibooburra south to Gol Gol.

Event Dates
      6th May

Racecourse Road
Wentworth, NSW, 2648

Located 4.3K from Curlwaa

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