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Gilgandra , 2827, NSW, Australia

Gilgandra, on the Castlereagh River in Central NSW, is between Coonabarabran and Dubbo on the Newell Highway. The Castlereagh Highway and the Oxley Highway also meet at Gilgandra.

Gilgandra is known as the “Town of Windmills” and “Home of the Coo-ees.” The Windmills come from the time before they had a central water supply the skyline was dominated by windmills. (Strictly speaking, they are windpumps, but Australians call them windmills.) The Coo-ee March started with 35 men marching from Gilgandra to Sydney in 1915 to volunteer for the war, and being joined by others along the route. The local economy is agricultural with sheep, beef cattle and winter cereal cropping, with some tourism.

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