el ganeden d'esmareldas

the garden of emeralds

Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia

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Before the town, the land of Murrurundi was lived on by the indigenous Wanaruah and Kamilaroi peoples, who lived closely together in a community. The name ‘Murrurundi’ comes from the Wanaruah name Murrumdoorandi. The first colonial home was built in Murrurundi in 1829, and after colonization of the area, the Indigenous peoples soon left. The town of Murrurundi was established in 1840 and began making money off wool, its railroad, and shale mining. Today, Murrurundi has around 800 residents.

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The Murrurundi railroad station, 1962

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What was most recently a pub in Murrurundi (today, it is abandoned), 1910

31 45’S 150 50’E

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