The site of Gundagai originally a sheep run called Willia Ploma, was surveyed ij 1838, and the town, a former riverport derived its present name from an Aboriginal term meaning 'going upstream'. A disastrous flood in 1852 drowned 89 townspeople.
We stayed two night in Gundagai giving us more time to look around. Last year we didn't drive into town only stopped on a hill to have lunch.
The first photo was taken not that far from Gundagai.
The characters of Dad and Dave are well-known part of Australia's cultural history. Created by Steele Rudd for his 'On Our Selection' novels, Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel were characters set against the backdrop of land selection in the late 19th century. The humour of the 'On Our Selection' novels struck a chord with readers, and the Dad and Dave characters formed the basis for a couple of silent films.
During the 1930's the characters became the basis of a popular radio series, Dad and Dave.
There was Dad and Dave from Snake Gully on the radio which was created by radio actor and producer George Edwards, the series ran for 16 years - an astonishing 2,276 episodes - finishing shortly after Edward's death in 1953.
For those interested you can here the very first episode of Dad and Dave [ here ]. The audio/episode goes for 12 minutes and it's priceless.
Yarri and Jacky Jacky the larger than life-size, bronze sculpture to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the Great Flood of Gundagai in 1852.
The sculpture celebrates the heroic work of Yarri and Jacky Jacky, along with other members of the Wiradjuri tribe in saving some 69 townsfolk from the floodwaters.
The railway station
The Post Office and Gundagai Theatre.
One of the Hotels - Pubs.