Narromine (A town of champions)

Trangie, AustraliaYesterday we bid Liz and Gary farewell and headed to Narromine, passing through the townships of Cobar and Nyngan along the way.

Located in the Macquarie Valley, Narromine is often referred to as the town of Champions being the birthplace of Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Smith and cricketer Glenn McGrath.

Narromine Aeroclub

Our camp was on the airfield at the Narromine Holiday Park.

The airfield was established after World War 1 and is home to the oldest rural aero club in Australia and was used as a training ground for RAAF pilots in World War 2. Over the years it has counted Charles Kingsford-Smith, Charles Ulm, Chuck Yeager, Nancy Bird Walton, and Baz, The Landy as visiting aviators.

 Click here to see where Baz, “The Landy” is today…

Photos: Baz, The Landy
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About Barry O'Malley

I'm on a journey to climb one or more of the world's 8,000 metre mountain peaks... One of the things I like to remind myself of each and every day, is there are no ordinary moments; no ordinary people; no ordinary lives...
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2 Responses to Narromine (A town of champions)

  1. I lived in Narromine for a year and a half, then moved to Dubbo. Love the Central West.

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