Condoblin, a picturesque NSW pastoral town

Posted by barbara on January 8, 2012


Explored by John Oxley in 1817, 30 years after the European 'settlement' of Sydney Cove, Condoblin is regarded by some as occupying the approximate geographical centre of NSW.

Following Thomas Mitchell's visit in 1836, the land straddling the banks of the Lachlan River attracted squatters, with the nearby Overflow Station the setting of Banjo Patterson's famous Clancy of the Overflow poem.

Discoveries of copper (1885) and gold (1896) in the local area contributed to the town's wealth and impressive civic streetscape.



The Renown Theatre has seen better days.


Check out the size of Condoblin's post office.


The picturesque fire station warns townsfolk to be alarmed.


One of the endearing features of Condoblin's main streets are the unusual mesh planter boxes that 'corset' local street trees. How come was my first thought. On reflection they are probably 'husbanding' plants calssed as climbers and requiring artificial backbone.





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