Barellan had a population of 366 people. It is a quiet Riverina wheat town with characteristic silos, and functions primarily as a service centre for the surrounding agricultural area.
The railway reached Barellan in 1908 and the Post Office opened shortly after on 1 April 1909.
There is also a small plaque honouring her in the main street. Evonne Goolagong was born in nearby Griffith on 31 July 1951 and attended Barellan Primary School. Although Aboriginal people faced widespread discrimination in rural Australia at this time, Evonne was able to play tennis in Barellan from childhood thanks to a kindly resident, Bill Kurtzman, who saw her peering through the fence at the local courts and encouraged her to come in and play. To this day kids still play at the Goolagong Wall and the courts busy with children.
Barellan is a nice spot and refreshment, at a minimum will be in order as you take your mind back to different tennis era.