Located just 32 km west of Inverell, Delungra is a traditional Aboriginal name meaning “Water Weed or a Water Reed”.
For those travelling through, Delungra is a quaint village perfect for a break or to pick up some much needed travelling supplies. The town offers a fuel stop, convenience store, Post Office and caravan dump point. A cold beverage at the Delungra Hotel and overnight camping is available at the Delungra Showground. Delungra Memorial Bowling & Recreation Club offers delicious meals to tempt you after a big day exploring.
The Myall Creek Memorial monument stands on a ridge at the end of a 500m path and overlooks the site of the massacre, 20km south west of Delungra on the Delungra Road. 7 plaques set in granite boulders along the path give parts of the story in both English and Gamilaraay language, and have illustrations by Aboriginal artist Colin Isaacs. Stone benches front each plaque, giving visitors a place to sit and reflect. Myall Creek is now one of Australia’s most important centres of reconciliation and was recognised as such when on the 170th anniversary the site was placed on the National Heritage List.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different on your drive, then Delungra might be the perfect place for you to visit.
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