GRIFFITH

Griffith is a city pretty much in the middle of NSW. Yes this city and was pretty much born out of the intensive soldier settler scheme that both populated and developed the city and the Riverina.

Agriculture, education, tourism and light commercial industries dominate this micro economy that is constantly strong. Grape, Citrus, wheat, merino, a little dairy and beef are all strong producers. Even rice gets a look in. But there are vineyards to die for.

Griffith is also a new city and was designed by Walter Burley Griffin of Canberra fame. Griffith was named after Sir Arthur Griffith the first New South Wales minister of Public Works. Do not expect much in the way of heritage in Griffith.

In the 1970s, Griffith was often associated with drug distribution (particularly marijuana) and organised crime, as depicted in 2009 by Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. The murder of Donald Mackay (no convictions) remains a sore issue for the community.

The churches in Griffith are fortunately a lasting heritage to the past with most being 100 year old buildings.The Anglican being quite something.

The cbd Griffith War Memorial is a very impressive acknowledgment.

The Griffith Pioneer Museum is up high on the hill overlooking the town.

The Griffith hotels are a mix of the old and new.

The Hotel Victoria is a really nice pub and worth a look inside to see the tasteful renovation.

Griffith is a modern town that has a lot of appeal. That said, heritage factors are not readily on display.

Nice streets and plenty of great attributes determine an extended visit.

 

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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