In the late nineteenth century, Nerrigundah was a gold mining town with a booming population of 1,200. Now with a population of only 30, the settlement has a very rich and exciting history.
The historic Miles O'Grady Obelisk stands near the place he was shot. The Clarke gang held up Wallis' Hotel on April 9, 1866. A policeman, O'Grady, was alerted, rose from his sickbed and stormed the scene. Clarke shot O`Grady who died almost instantly. The obelisk commemorates Miles O'Grady for his bravery. There is debate over an old grave marked as William Fletcher's (the bushranger shot by O'Grady). Some claim that Fletcher is buried behind the Catholic Church Cemetery.
In the 1920s and 30s Nerrigundah had a great tennis team. Tennis was one of the most popular pastimes during that period. The tennis court site can still be seen along the historic Nerrigundah tour.