Gilgandera is situated in the central west of NSW, Australia. The town has a population of about 2,700 people with more living in the district.
Gilgandra is known as the town of Windmills and Home of the Coo-ees.
Until 1966 the town did not have a central water supply and most people
in the town had a windmill. At one point the skyline of the township was
dominated with approximately 360 Windmills.
The home of the Coo-ee refers to the march of 35 men from Gilgandra to
Sydney in 1915 to volunteer for the war. By the time they reached Sydney
their numbers had swelled to 263 making the 1915 Coo-ee March from
Gilgandra to Sydney the first and most successful recruitment march of
World War 1
A farming district, canola, wheat, and so on and of course sheep among other animals.
We always call into the Visitors Center to stop for a break from driving, walk around the grounds and have a chat to the staff at the center.
My other post on Gilgandera [ here
This plant is known by a common name of Black Boy. These days it's not referred to it by that name, but I don't know the correct name.
The back of the Visitors Center which has barbecues, and a large area of grass with a river with not much water in it.