DUNEDOO

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On the in­ter­sec­tion of the Golden and Castlereagh High­ways, Dunedoo is 360 kilo­me­tres north-west of Syd­ney and is a strong com­mu­nity that ser­vices the agri­cul­tural re­gion in NSW’S cen­tral west. The area is home to the Wi­rad­juri and Kami­laroi peo­ple; pas­toral set­tle­ment be­gan fol­low­ing Al­lan Cun­ning­ham’s ex­ploratory trek through the War­rum­bun­gle re­gion in the 1820s. The town ex­panded with the in­tro­duc­tion of the rail­way line and pas­sen­ger links in 1910. To­day, Dunedoo has a pop­u­la­tion of about 1200 peo­ple, and wheat, lamb, beef and wool are some of the pri­mary in­dus­tries of the re­gion. The Dunedoo His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum show­cases the his­tory of the dis­trict, and the an­nual Dunedoo Show and Bush Po­etry Fes­ti­val at­tract many vis­i­tors and lo­cals to town. The nearby War­rum­bun­gle Na­tional Park is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for camp­ing and stargaz­ing with its Dark Sky Park.

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