Barham is on the NSW side of the Murray River and is the big brother town to Koondrook. Traveling westwards along the Murray River Koondrook and Barham are encountered. The visitor will quickly note a strong level of cooperation exists between the two towns.
The land in the Barham area was thought to have been occupied by the Wemba-Wemba Aborigines prior to European settlement commencing in 1843. The Post Office opened on 1 January 1895.Growth was slow until 1904 with the construction of a lift span bridge designed to allow paddle steamers through.
The major industries in and around Barham are agriculture, including dairying and citrus, and forestry. Like much of the southern Riverina, the town is attuned culturally to Victoria.
A nice area this and a stopover is recommended.