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Dalgety - Cities, Towns and Localities
Once considered as the site for Australia’s capital, the historic village of Dalgety is is the only town left on the banks of the Snowy River in New South Wales. After the Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme was built in the 1950s, the original towns of Jindabyne and Adaminaby were flooded.

The township was survey in 1874 by Surveyor General J. R. Campbell and was previously known as “Buckley’s Crossing”. In 1902 it was gazetted as the site for the National Capital, although after much debate, it was thought to be too close to Victoria, and so missed out to Canberra.

Dalgety was once a major stock crossing, when bullock trains were the mode of transport. A punt was used to carry stock and travelers across the river, before the bridge was built in 1888.

Check out our listing of Snowy Mountains accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.
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Dalgety Attractions
Dalgety Historic Town and River Walk
• Ph: 02 6456 5130
• You can pick up a historic map and walk guide from any one of the major Snowy Mountains visitor centre. The guide lists the following buildings and areas of interest:
  1. Dalgety Bridge (1888)
  2. Parking
  3. Picnic area and Platypus Viewing
  4. Original Punt Crossing
  5. Ruins of Blacksmith’s Shop (c 1840)
  6. a. Old Coach House (c 1840)
    b. Dalgety House (c 1860)
  7. Daisy White’s Cottage
  8. Gracie’s Cottage
  9. Iona gardens Cafe (c 1900)
  10. Kev’s House
  11. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (1878)
  12. Dalgety Public School
  13. Court House and Police Station (c 1880)
  14. Rosie Wroe’s Cottage (c 1880)
  15. Early Post Office
  16. St Peter’s Anglican Church
  17. Old Imperial Dance Hall (1889)
  18. Ruins of Blacksmith’s Shop
  19. Old School House (1889)
  20. Dalgety Showground
  21. Dalgety Memorial Hall
  22. Buckley’s Crossing Hotel (1889)
  23. Old  Store and Co-op
  24. Bush Nurses Cottage
  25. Early Post Office and Stock Agent
  26. Garage

Source:  Department of State and Regional  Development through their Townlife Development Program

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