TRURO

Truro is a small town on the Sturt Hgy that heads east to the eastern states. Truro is your old highway town; many of these types of towns are or will be by-passed. Because of the traffic though, Truro is alive. The traffic situation is magnified because of the narrow streets in Truro.

Truro is named after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom  . It is somewhat uncertain whether the name Truro was given by Angas, or the first settlers in the town, but as these settlers were Cornish, it is quite likely that they were the names of the town.

A primary industry in Truro until recently was copper mining. The nearby Whealbarton mine operated from before 1842 until the 1970s.

During the 1970s, the town of Truro gained notoriety due to the findings of human remains in bushland. These findings became known as the Truro Murders, one of the first occurrences of serial killing in Australian history.

The Truro War Memorial and service recordings are at the RSL vicinity.

The Truro Hotel is a 100 year plus pub that has delivered a serious service to the locals.

The Churches in Truro are spread around the town.

Truro is a bit more than a coffee stop for the Bustout traveler. Delight in the traffic at least.

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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