Warialda known for its history, natural wonders and artisans.To find out more about Warialda and what the town and district have to offer go to:
Bingara has the Gwydir River, fossicking and nature reserves. If you would like to take a look around Bingara and district go to:
Warialda, Bingara, Gravesend, Warialda Rail, North Star, Croppa Creek, Coolatai and Upper Horton make up the towns in the Gwydir Shire. Here we have a short history on each of the villages, the larger centres Bingara and Warialda, have their own comprehensive websites. Click on the links to visit the websites.
Bingara - The discovery of gold in 1852 brought prospectors to the area. In the 1880's, copper and diamonds were discovered also, causing a rapid development of the town. Bingara is one of the few places in Australia where diamonds have been found. In fact, Bingara was the largest producer of diamonds in Australia at that time.
Warialda was the first town gazetted in the Northwest Slopes region, probably in the 1830s and was the headquarters of the Yallaroi Shire. Warialda is the service centre for the local agricultural sector.Some of the locals also earn a dollar or two hunting wild pigs, which are exported, mainly to Germany, where there are demands for wild boar which are not present in the Australian market.