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McCaughey Bicentennial Park Logo and Images

McCaughey Bicentennial Park

Hebden Street, Yanco NSW 2703
McCaughey Bicentennial Park is an original natural spring fed waterhole, which existed as part of North Yanco Station - one of the pastoral holdings owned by the late Sir Samuel McCaughey. The waterhole was used for sheep brought in for shearing at the shearing shed, then located in front of the present Powerhouse building. In 1987, Leeton Shire Council undertook the project and transformed the area into a tranquil aquatic reserve, a haven for swans, geese, ducks and other native waterbirds. The site now includes a statue in memory of Sir Samuel McCaughey who showed that irrigation was possible on his property North Yanco Station. A wonderful area for family barbecues and picnics with excellent play equipment for children on offer.
Yanco Agricultural High School Logo and Images

Yanco Agricultural High School

259 Euroly Road, Yanco NSW 2703
Within a few hundred metres of the beautiful tree-studded banks of the Murrumbidgee River stands a school made famous by its contribution to the agricultural life of Australia. It has 280 hectares of rich arable land in a district noted for its remarkable agricultural productivity and for the pioneering work in irrigation farming of the late Sir Samuel McCaughey, one of the nation's best known graziers. Residential accommodation is provided for 350 students. The 8,900 hectare North Yanko estate, was purchased by the State Government in 1912 for the initiation of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area. The school land was transferred to the New South Wales Department of Education for education purposes and the Yanco Agricultural High School opened in the early months of 1922. Visitors are welcome to view the main building during school hours only. Please call at the office to obtain a pass.

Yanco Village Markets

Main Avenue, Yanco NSW 2703
Yanco Village Markets are on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 1pm. They are held in the Yanco Hall and feature handmade crafts, jewellery, baked goods, plants, fruit and vegetables, bric a brac, and much much more. Get in early to bag a bargain! Contact Mary Stevenson on the phone number provided for further information. ...