BARHAM

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.

Barham is a tidy and clean town and heritage protection factors are clearly at work.

The Barham War Memorial is located in the central cbd.

The two hotels are your classic century old NSW pubs.

All denominations of faiths are practiced at Barham, with a mix of old and ‘new’ buildings.

The visitor will note the tree trunk sculptures that also on display at Koondrook.

A nice area this and a stopover is recommended.

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course