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Brocklesby

The township of Brocklesby began in 1870 when the Maxwell Brothers secured the first blocks from Goombargana Station and 'The Olives'. Later, land from 'The Olives' was purchased for railway yards and town development.

The Brocklesby Hotel was built in 1878, with a larger substantial brick hotel being built in 1918.

Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred in 1940 when two Avro Ansen training planes were involved in a mid-air collision and become entangled, one on top of the other. The pilot of one plane and the observers in both planes ejected to safety, leaving pilot Len Fuller to land the planes without damage. A plaque relaying the historic story is situated at the landing site and interpretive signage and part of an engine are located in Blacksmith Park Brocklesby.

Dash into Brocklesby during May for the annual Brocklesby Bush Dash and raise money for the local primary school.

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Brocklesby: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Avro Anson Landing Site


Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred on Sunday morning 29 September 1940, when two Avro Anson training planes were involved in a mid-air collision over Brocklesby. The planes were joined together piggy back style, with the impact of the top machine crushing the cockpit of the lower, leaving the landing gear untouched and the engine still running full throttle. Pilot Jack Hewson and observers Hugh Fraser and Ian Sinclair ejected, leaving pilot Len Fuller to use his skills to steer the planes away from the town to a clear paddock, where the planes were landed without causing any more damage. This extraordinary feat made headlines in newspapers worldwide. A plaque relaying the historic story is situated at the site on Howlong Goombargana Road Brocklesby.




Howlong Goombargana Road
Brocklesby, NSW, 2642

Located 0.0K from Brocklesby

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre


Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre occupies four hectares of formerly unused ground around the old government dam, between the school and the recreation ground in Burrumbuttock, 30 kilometres north of Albury, in southern NSW.

From its beginning in 1995, it has developed into an environmental education centre that provides opportunities for discovery and learning about the natural environment, the ecology of the local woodlands and the beauty of native plants.

Wirraminna is a popular outing for clubs and organisations in the district as well as a popular destination for local schools and students. Extensive signage throughout the centre provides visitors with information on Landcare, native plants, wetlands and wildlife habitat.

Wirraminna will be home to the Farm Art in the bush exhibition in 2014.




Howlong Road
Burrumbuttock, NSW, 2642

Located 11.1K from Brocklesby

Walbundrie Old School House


Walbundrie Public School commenced classes in January 1878, with the old schoolhouse erected in June 1878 at a cost of 446 pounds, with enrolments of up to 60 students along with a teacher's residence.

Today the building is a reminder of the town's prosperity around the late 1800s, and is located on land at the Walbundrie Showgrounds. The School was relocated in October 1923 to its present site.

Students recall that between 1900 and 1910 there were visits from a school doctor. "A door was used as an operating table and tonsils were removed, if a note from a parent had mentioned tonsillitis. Recovery was on the porch or on the wood-heap. One of the locals acted as an ambulance, transporting the children home in his spring cart."




Walbundrie Showgrounds
Walbundrie, NSW, 2642

Located 15.0K from Brocklesby

Howlong Historic Trail


The Howlong Historic Trail consists of 28 locations and is a 13.3 kilometre circuit.

The history of Howlong dates back to 1836 when Major Thomas Mitchell established his camp on the southern bank of the river. Crossing to the northern side he observed gig wheel tracks where white settlers had ventured before. The town was surveyed in its present formation in 1856 with ten streets from east to west and ten streets from north to south, bounded by the Black Swan anabranch of the Murray River.

A detail map and information can be collected from the Howlong Community Resource Centre or from the Corowa Visitor Information Centre.





Howlong Community Resource Centre,
59 Hawkins Street
Howlong, NSW, 2643

Located 18.2K from Brocklesby

Brocklesby: Events

Brocklesby Bush Dash


Brocklesby Bush Dash is a fun run organised by the Brocklesby Public School P and C Committee to raise funds to enhance the education and facilities for the students.

Brocklesby is a located approximately 50 kilometres from Albury, 20 kilometres north of Howlong, in the Greater Hume Shire.

The fun run for 2016 has three events, an 11 kilometre run, and a five kilometre or two kilometre run or walk, where people are encouraged to participate with their children.

The course is around the back roads of Brocklesby taking in views of Goombargana Hill while running parallel to the old railway line.

With great support from sponsors they will have spot prizes for participants. A coffee van and barbecue breakfast will be available on the morning to kick start your day.


Event Dates
2016
      29th May


Brocklesby Public School,
Main Street
Brocklesby, NSW, 2642

Located 0.0K from Brocklesby

Brocklesby: Travel Tips

Walbundrie Co-op and Visitor Information Stand


From petrol to a post office and everything in between, Walbundrie Co-Op has everything you need including local visitor information at their Visitor Information Point.

Do your shopping with their range of grocery items, fuel up the car or refuel yourself with the range of takeaway foods.

Before you leave make sure you have a look at the information in their Visitor Information Point stand. With a range of information on local and surrounding attractions, coupled with some great local advice from staff, you will find so much more to keep you occupied while visiting their 'simply greater' shire.




Billabong Street
Walbundrie, NSW, 2642

Located 14.9K from Brocklesby

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