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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.

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.

Dash into Brocklesby during May for the annual Brocklesby Bush Dash and raise money for the local primary school.

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

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

Howlong Historic Trail


The Howlong Historic Trail consists of 28 locations and is a 13.3 kilometre circuit.

The history of Howlong dates back to 1836 when Major Thomas Mitchell established his camp on the southern bank of the river. Crossing to the northern side he observed gig wheel tracks where white settlers had ventured before. The town was surveyed in its present formation in 1856 with ten streets from east to west and ten streets from north to south, bounded by the Black Swan anabranch of the Murray River.

A detail map and information can be collected from the Howlong Community Resource Centre or from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre.





Howlong Community Resource Centre,
59 Hawkins Street
Howlong, NSW, 2643

Located 17.8K from Brocklesby

Howlong Country Golf Club


The Howlong Country Golf Club is open seven days a week and features a 25 room motel and exceptional dining facilities.

This superb 18-hole golf course appeals to all golfers. It's a challenge and you will relish a friendly round with your peers. The course is always in immaculate condition and is regarded as one of the best all-weather courses in the district.

The Club House is open seven days per week, and features a Sportsbar, TAB, Club Keno, a bistro and dining room.

The Happy Lotus Chinese restaurant is located in the Club and is open Tuesday to Sunday. A Seafood and Chinese Smorgasbord is offered on Wednesday and Saturdays evenings. Bookings are essential.

The club also offers an excellent bowls complex, tennis court, a swimming pool and a golf shop to provide all the golfers' needs.




Golf Club Drive
Howlong, NSW, 2643

Located 18.0K from Brocklesby

Black Dragon Gardens Wulong Yuan


Beautiful Chinese garden in Howlong open for visitors.

Wander through this unique garden called Wulong Yuan which means Black Dragon Garden in Mandarin. This garden was built with the distinctive scholar gardens of Suzhou as our inspiration.

They have tried to capture the design philosophy and main elements that make these gardens unique.

Using inspiration from famous artists, writers and poets the Suzhou gardens were the way in which the owners could enjoy a symbolic natural world in their own private space.




111 Clarke St
Howlong, NSW, 2643

Located 18.3K from Brocklesby

Bits and Boots Pony Rides


Bits and Boots Pony Rides provide a family friendly riding experience for all members of the family. If you don't want to ride and would just like to groom and play dress up with the ponies you can do it at Bits and Boots.

Sessions are from 10 minutes to an hour for pony rides or cart rides. They can also cater for children's birthday parties.




263 Quartz Hill Road
Jindera, NSW, 2642

Located 19.7K from Brocklesby

Brocklesby: Events

Brocklesby Bush Dash


Brocklesby Bush Dash is a fun run organised by the Brocklesby Public School P and C Committee to raise funds to enhance the education and facilities for the students.

Brocklesby is a located approximately 50 kilometres from Albury, 20 kilometres north of Howlong, in the Greater Hume Shire.

The fun run for 2016 has three events, an 11 kilometre run, and a five kilometre or two kilometre run or walk, where people are encouraged to participate with their children.

The course is around the back roads of Brocklesby taking in views of Goombargana Hill while running parallel to the old railway line.

With great support from sponsors they will have spot prizes for participants. A coffee van and barbecue breakfast will be available on the morning to kick start your day.




Brocklesby Public School,
Main Street
Brocklesby, NSW, 2642

Located 0.5K 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

FABBA!


While FABBA are dedicated to replicating the ABBA sound, they have also added the theatrics, fun and modern style to the songs as seen in the musical/movie "Mamma Mia". The FABBA show has an entire wardrobe designed to capture the complete look of ABBA - from the 70s to now.

Every FABBA show is tailored to suit each individual event and function from costumes and scripting through to the song list. FABBA promises to deliver a show that is highly energetic, visually captivating, musically brilliant, audience engaging and always..... totally entertaining.




Howlong Country Golf Club,
Golf Club Drive
Howlong, NSW, 2643

Located 18.0K from Brocklesby

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