Toorale Homestead - NSW

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -30.279308 145.381369
DMS: 30º 16' 45.51" S 145º 22' 52.91" E
UTM: 55 J 6649155mN 344316mE
Altitude: 104.63m

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Address & Contact

Gumbalie NSW 2840
Phone: +612 6830 0200
Email: npws.bourke@environment.nsw.gov.au
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/historic-buildings-places/toorale-homestead-precinct-yarramarra

Information

Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra) is a must-see for outback travellers near Bourke. Built on the lands of the Kurnu-Baakandji People, Toorale Station was once part of the world’s largest sheep station.Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra) is open 7 days a week, 8am–5pm. Entry inside the homestead and outbuildings is by NPWS guided tours only, during the school holidays. For further information, call the NPWS Bourke office on (02) 6830 0200.It was first established in 1857.[4] The old shearing shed was built in 1873.By 1880, it was owned by Sir Samuel Wilson. When Sir Samuel went to England, Samuel McCaughey bought Toorale along with another property, Dunlop Station. In 1894 about 265,000 sheep were shorn there. McCaughy owned the property until 1913.[4]In 1892 the poet, Henry Lawson worked as a roustabout in the Toorale woolshed. Lawson composed many works including A Stranger on the Darling, Bourke and Bosses Boots while at working at Toorale.
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Bourke at 25/09:30am EST
Distance from Toorale Homestead 61.13km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
12.8°C9.2°C58%4.8°C1019.0hPa0.0mmNE13km/hr
7knots
20km/hr
11knots

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Bourke Airport Aws
Distance from Toorale Homestead 61.13km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.335.332.227.922.518.818.421.425.729.432.435.0
Mean Min. °C22.221.618.113.38.05.84.15.29.413.517.720.1
Mean Rain mm29.337.340.724.824.526.514.211.317.122.743.340.0

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