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Brocklesby

The township of Brocklesby began in 1870 when the Maxwell Brothers secured the first blocks from Goombargana Station and 'The Olives'. Later, land from 'The Olives' was purchased for railway yards and town development.

The Brocklesby Hotel was built in 1878, with a larger substantial brick hotel being built in 1918. You can visit the Community Run Brocklesby Hotel today and enjoy a cold drink or a delicious home style meal in a great country atmosphere.

Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred in 1940 when two Avro Ansen training planes were involved in a mid-air collision and become entangled, one on top of the other. The pilot of one plane and the observers in both planes ejected to safety, leaving pilot Len Fuller to land the planes without damage. A plaque relaying the historic story is situated at the landing site and interpretive signage and part of an engine are located in Blacksmith Park Brocklesby.

Stop by the Brocklesby General Store and Post Office to refuel and find anything you might need.

During May dash into Brocklesby for the annual Brocklesby Bush Dash and raise money for the local primary school and enjoy a great day out of fun and fitness for the whole family.

Brocklesby: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Avro Anson Landing Site


Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred on Sunday morning 29 September 1940, when two Avro Anson training planes were involved in a mid-air collision over Brocklesby. The planes were joined together piggy back style, with the impact of the top machine crushing the cockpit of the lower, leaving the landing gear untouched and the engine still running full throttle. Pilot Jack Hewson and observers Hugh Fraser and Ian Sinclair ejected, leaving pilot Len Fuller to use his skills to steer the planes away from the town to a clear paddock, where the planes were landed without causing any more damage. This extraordinary feat made headlines in newspapers worldwide. A plaque relaying the historic story is situated at the site on Howlong Goombargana Road Brocklesby.




Howlong Goombargana Road
Brocklesby, NSW, 2642

Located 0.5K from Brocklesby

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre


Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre occupies four hectares of formerly unused ground around the old government dam, between the school and the recreation ground in Burrumbuttock, 30 kilometres north of Albury, in southern NSW.

From its beginning in 1995, it has developed into an environmental education centre that provides opportunities for discovery and learning about the natural environment, the ecology of the local woodlands and the beauty of native plants.

Wirraminna is a popular outing for clubs and organisations in the district as well as a popular destination for local schools and students. Extensive signage throughout the centre provides visitors with information on Landcare, native plants, wetlands and wildlife habitat.

Wirraminna will be home to the Farm Art in the bush exhibition in 2014.




Howlong Road
Burrumbuttock, NSW, 2642

Located 11.3K from Brocklesby

Burrumbuttock Heritage Signs


Explore Burrumbuttock through the ages with a walking tour of the Burrumbuttock Heritage Signs.
The signs are at places of interest in Burrumbuttock and explore the history of buildings that once stood there. From the four old school buildings to the original post office, the rich history of the district can be found in these signs.




Urana Road
Burrumbuttock, NSW, 2642

Located 11.5K from Brocklesby

Walbundrie Old School House


Walbundrie Public School commenced classes in January 1878, with the old schoolhouse erected in June 1878 at a cost of 446 pounds, with enrolments of up to 60 students along with a teacher's residence.

Today the building is a reminder of the town's prosperity around the late 1800s, and is located on land at the Walbundrie Showgrounds. The School was relocated in October 1923 to its present site.

Students recall that between 1900 and 1910 there were visits from a school doctor. "A door was used as an operating table and tonsils were removed, if a note from a parent had mentioned tonsillitis. Recovery was on the porch or on the wood-heap. One of the locals acted as an ambulance, transporting the children home in his spring cart."




Walbundrie Showgrounds
Walbundrie, NSW, 2642

Located 15.5K from Brocklesby

Brocklesby: Events

Brocklesby ANZAC Day Service


Brocklesby ANZAC Day march and service conducted by Howlong RSL sub-Branch and Brocklesby Chapter.

Conducted at the Brocklesby War Memorial outside the Hall on the Howlong Road, commencing at 09:30pm until 10:30pm.

Refreshments in the Hall following the service.


Event Dates
2018
      25th Apr


Main Street,
96-100
Brocklesby, NSW, 2642

Located 0.4K from Brocklesby

Burrumbuttock Flower Show and Open Gardens


Come for a Sunday drive in the country and view the exceptional entries of flowers, craft, cooking and photography at the annual Burrumbuttock Flower Show.

Wander through three splendid gardens on rural properties where a roving gardening guru will be present to answer your questions.

Morning, Afternoon Teas and Lunches are available for purchase at the Hall. Visitors can indulge their taste buds with the delicious scones, quiches, sponges and jelly cakes on offer.
Stallholders will be at the Hall selling homemade items jams, olive oil, jewellery, books and plants.

The open gardens are open from 9.30am to 4pm and the flower show is open from 11am to 4pm.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Oct
      29th Oct


502 Urana Road,
Burrumbuttock Hall
Burrumbuttock, NSW, 2642

Located 11.5K from Brocklesby

Hume League Football and Netball Grand Final


Spectators can expect an action packed blockbuster as the best teams in the Hume district battle it out for the premiership title. With crowds of up to 7000 expected to flock to Walbundrie, it's a great day out of Australian rules football and netball. With the junior teams playing early in the day, and followed by the seniors in the afternoon, it's a great day of entertainment.


Event Dates
2017
      16th Sep


Billabong Street
Walbundrie, NSW, 2642

Located 15.5K from Brocklesby

Walbundrie Agricultural Show


The Walbundrie Agricultural Show is widely recognised as one of the most successful Agricultural shows in the Riverina. The popular agricultural show, held on the Labour Day holiday annually, is renowned for its quality horse events, and playing host to the Southern Riverina Strong Wool Championships. The Show Girl Competition, Ute Competition, and Dog Show are popular drawcards, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

There is farm produce, wool and crop competitions, as well as pavilion action including cookery, horticulture, floral art, needlework, school work, and photography. And of course all the regular side show attractions for the young to enjoy.

The Walbundrie Agricultural Show is a great day out for the whole family, with something to keep every member of the family entertained.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Oct


Billabong Street,
Walbundrie Showgrounds
Walbundrie, NSW, 2642

Located 15.6K from Brocklesby

Howlong Fire Brigade Monster Auction


Turn those unwanted goods into cash - Behind the Fire Station, Hawkins Street, Howlong.

How do you sell your goods?
Deliver to Howlong Fire Station by Saturday, October 21 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
Bidding registration is gold coin donation.
15% commission on sale collected on consignment goods.
Payment via cheque within 14 days of the event (delivery dependant).

Buying Goods:
Cash or cheque only (ATM in Hawkins street Howlong)
Items to be paid for at end of bidding Before picking up.
No insider sale of items. They need to see a receipt of payment before taking goods out of the gate.

Catering available on the day.


Event Dates
2017
      22nd Oct
      22nd Oct


35 Hawkins Street
Howlong, NSW, 2643

Located 17.8K from Brocklesby

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