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Delegate

Just two hours directly south of Canberra situated between the Snowy Mountains and the Sapphire Coast. Nestled amidst spectacular scenery and wildlife this peaceful community has a population of around 700 and is the service centre for people living in the far North East Gippsland area. The town boasts a fascinating historical retreat into the bygone era of early settlers and pastoralists. The name 'Delegate' is an aboriginal name meaning 'one big hill'' and is first noted1964 in colonial writings by the Polish explorer Dr. John Lhotsky. There are many other historical interests in the region including a small shrine marking the site of the first place of worship on the Monaro erected in the Delegate Cemetery, which also has many interesting graves dating back to early settlement. At the western end of main street stands a red granite monument commemorating the historic 'Men from Snowy River March' which commenced in Delegate in 1916. There are two parks in town with the Delegate River a lovely place to swim, fish and have a barbeque. The Delegate Cafe provides meals seven days, the Delegate Hotel has meals and accommodation and the Delegate Country Club has a 18 hole golf course with meals. There are a variety of other shops and accommodation plus two service stations and a panel beaters. There is a Tourist Drive which takes in the historic village of Bendoc, once a busy gold mining town. The Delegate River Tunnel which diverted water from the original river to allow gold fossicking and further on are the beautiful forests of the Southeast plateau and Errinundra National Park. Whether down for the country races, having a round of golf, casting to some of the finest trout in mainland or simply taking the many natural wonders of forest and waterfalls, the serenity and friendly nature of the region will bring you back.

Delegate: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Early Settlers Hut


Situated one kilometre south-west of the township of Delegate on the Bonang Highway, the Early Settlers Hut is not only of unique local significance, but has associations going back to the earliest establishment of European settlement in the colony.

The building is of the type erected by squatters in the mid-1840s when they were first given some form of permanent occupancy and this hut undoubtedly dates from this period.

Historical information points to the hut being used originally as a manager's residence (the first manager being Mr Donald Ross). When first constructed, the hut was not as large as it is today.

The hut has been restored using timbers obtained locally and worked with tools such as adzes and broad axes by local craftsmen practising skills of a bygone era.

The hut is open every day.





Bonang Highway
Delegate, NSW, 2633

Located 0.0K from Delegate

Bombala Historic Engine and Machinery Shed


The Historic Engine and Machinery Society have restored a vast number of engines and farming implements from around the district and every two years they hold a large Engine Rally. The Shed is a must for those with an interest in the history of the area and engines in particular. While there is no entry charge for this attraction, patrons are encouraged to make a donation towards the upkeep of the shed.




Railway Park,
Monaro Highway
Bombala, NSW, 2632

Located 0.0K from Delegate

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