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White settlers moved into the area in the 1840s and established the village of Canonba on the banks of Duck Creek. The village thrived for some forty years until it was bypassed with the extension of the railway to Bourke.In 1882, the people of Canonba packed up and moved south to the railway, establishing Nyngan on the banks of the Bogan River. Nyngan has always been prone to flooding and temporary levees were built as the need arose over the years. Severe floods in 1976 led to the construction of a more permanent levee, but it was not enough to contain the Bogan when it flooded in 1990 - the entire town was airlifted to safety in one of the State's biggest rescue efforts. Evidence of the flood remains today in the form of markers, memorials, a higher levee and in one of the town's nicknames, 'Flood Town 1990'. Nyngan is an important centre of Australia's Wool Industry. Nyngan boasts many world famous sheep and cattle studs. A wealthy pastoral district with wool, wheat and cattle.

Nyngan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum

The Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum was built in a disused railway goods shed by a group of retired shearers and the people of Nyngan. Their wish was to inform the public of the important contribution that the shearing industry made and is continuing to make in Nyngan, the Bogan Shire and New South Wales.

The organisers also wished for the Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum to display the talents of local artists. Their work can be seen as murals that cover several walls. The Museum is situated on the Mitchell Highway, adjacent to a parking bay and picnic area.

Nymagee Street
Nyngan, NSW, 2825

Located 0.3K from Nyngan

Nyngan Museum

Nyngan is located on the banks of the Bogan River in Outback New South Wales. In 1990 the Bogan River flooded the township and much history was destroyed. The Museum was established by a wonderful group of locals wanting to collect local family history, relics and items of historical significance. Housed in the historic Railway Station, the Museum continues to grow beyond all expectations due to the dedicated group of volunteers whose passion is preserving local history to share with others.

The Nyngan Visitor Information Centre has opened in the old Waiting Room of the Nyngan Railway Station. Souvenirs, locally made products, maps and tourist information are available for purchase at the Visitor Information Centre. Visitors are also welcome to visit the Nyngan Museum as the new museum entrance is via the Visitor Information Centre.

Railway Square
Nyngan, NSW, 2825

Located 0.4K from Nyngan

Bogan River

The Bogan River was discovered by Charles Sturt in 1829 and is a minor river in the central western region of New South Wales, Australia. The Bogan starts near Forbes and flows generally north-north-west past Nyngan and is a tributary of the Darling River. This beautiful river presents ideal opportunities for canoeing, bird watching, fishing, water skiing and relaxing on the banks with a BBQ or picnic.

Bogan River
Nyngan, NSW, 2825

Located 0.5K from Nyngan

Nyngan: Travel Tips

Nyngan Visitor Information Centre

Nyngan Visitor Information Centre is located in the Nyngan Railway Building and is run in conjunction with the Nyngan Museum. Museum volunteers are on hand to help with any enquiries during the week and VIC Officers are able to assist travellers on weekends.

Visitors are able to purchase locally made goods including wooden products made at the Nyngan Men's Shed, hand towels, crocheted bookmarks and many other items.

Railway Square
Nyngan, NSW, 2825

Located 0.4K from Nyngan

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