"The past and a future" Baradine Favorite Tip by iandsmith

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  One of the exhibits in the centre
by iandsmith

Favorite thing: European occupation of the area around Baradine commenced in 1837 when James Walker established a run called Barradean. Barradean and Baradine arevariants of an Aboriginal word meaning ?red wallaby?.
The early town of Baradine originally formed part of an area of 40 acres reserved from the original run, and it was proclaimed a town in 1864. As the forest industries developed after World War I, Baradine grew accordingly. The inter-war period saw rapid development of the town and its institutions. All of the town?s churches and many of its existing commercial
buildings were constructed during this period.

Fondest memory: It's one of those country towns that is hanging in there, tourism beckons as one of its saviours and the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre certainly goes some way to helping the town in that regard. A visit to this centre will enlighten you as to what's happening in the forest nearby and what you might look for and visit during your stay.

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  • Written Sep 8, 2011
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