The rivers and creeks throughout the park offered food and
shelter for the local Aboriginal tribes, possibly the Wiradguri or
Gundungarra people. The Abercrombie River was most probably used as
a trading route for these tribes with stone tools and even shells
from the coast being traded.
The altitudinal range and diverse geology of the park supports a
variety of plant communities. Vegetation ranges from that typical of
the Southern Tablelands in the east to the low-altitude open forest
species of the Central-Western Slopes.
In high high-altitude eastern areas there's an association of
mountain gum Eucalyptus dalrympleana and peppermint E.
dives. At lower altitudes there are open forest communities of
inland scribbly gum E. rossii and red stringybark E.
macrorhyncha. Along the rivers and creeks tall river oaks
Casuarina cunninghamia, tea tree and bottle brush. Argyle apple
Eucalyptus cinerea is found within the park, close to the
known northern limit of its distribution.
Fauna include wallaroos, red-necked wallabies, swamp wallabies,
eastern grey kangaroos, wombats, echidnas, greater gliders, sugar
gliders, brush-tailed possums, ring-tailed possums, platypus,
different frog species, Gippsland water dragons and over 60
different species of birds such as the peregrine falcon.
Fish found in the river and creek systems include the trout cod
and Macquarie perch (protected species), river blackfish, silver
perch and the Murray cray. Introduced trout is the only fish that
can be legally caught during the trout season, all other fish must
be carefully returned to the water. a recreational fisherman's
licence must be obtained, before fishing in any inland waters.
Contact the NSW Fisheries Information Service for more information
(Ph: 029566 7802).
Source: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Abercrombie River National Park Visitor Guide.
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