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Temora - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the rich agricultural district of the Riverina in the south west, 80 km north of Wagga Wagga, Temora is another town that has experienced the boom and bust of gold fever. By the early 1880s, not only did Temora have a population of over 20,000, but it was also producing half the state's gold. There was gold still being mined until 1996, when the state's largest open-cut gold mine north of the town was closed, although exploration apparently is still ongoing.

There are tours that will take you around the old mine sites. At the Temora Rural Museum you can see a replica of the spectacular “Mother Shipton Nugget” from “the Mother Shipton” mine, that weighted in at 308.35 ounces.
 

Considerably smaller today, Temora is still an important industrial centre for the rich wheat belt of the northern and western Riverina, with significant primary production industry. Some of the historic Edwardian and Federation buildings of that era still stand today.

Temora also lays claim to being the harness racing capital of Australia, with numerous trotting studs throughout the district, of which one of the more famous horses to be bred here was Paleface Adios (aka “The Temora Tornado”). Checkout Paleface Park on the corner of Hoskins and Loftus Streets to see a replica of the horse going through its paces.

Being centrally located between Sydney and Melbourne, it also makes a great place to stay over.

Check out our listing of Temora 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.

Information Centre Temora Visitor Information Centre
MRCC House, 294-296 Hoskins Street
TEMORA NSW 2666
Ph: 02 6977 1511
Fax: 02 6977 1911
Email
Web: www.temora.nsw.gov.au/tourism

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Temora Attractions

Temora Aviation Museum
• 1 Menzies St, TEMORA NSW 2666 • Ph: +61 2 6977 1088 • Fax: +61 2 6977 1288 • Email
• Contains one of the finest collections of flying historic aircrafts. See the only flying Spitfire and Cabnerra in Australia, the only flying Gloster Meteor F.8 in the world, the oldest flying Tigermoth in Australia, the only Australian built Vampire flying in Australia and their Wirraway was the first ex-military aircraft permitted to fly on the Civil Aircraft Register.

Enjoy the air-conditioned display buildings and aircraft exhibition hall, aviation themed children's playground, 38 seat theatre, landscaped gardens and picnic are with shade and seating. Check the website for flying dates, news and events.
Temora Rural Museum Complex
• 27 Junee Rd, TEMORA NSW 2666 • Ph/Fax: 02 6977 2561
• Operated by the Temora Historical Society with the support of Temora Shire Council. There are several important buildings including Don Bradman's first home. The museum also has a fine collection of material relating to all parts of the region's history and archived records of Temora Shire.
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