In Bushranger Territory, adjacent to Mandagery Creek and in the Lachlan River Basin
is the small town of Eugowra
('Eugowra' is said to derive from the Aboriginal word meaning "the place where the sand washes down from the hills".)

The village developed in the 1860's on the old 'Eugowra' station - beside Mandagery Creek where it was on the route to the Lachlan goldfields.  A bridge was erected over Mandagery Creek in 1869 and sometime in the 1860's The John Bull Inn was built - this is now the present day Fat Lamb Hotel.
In 1881 the Eugowra Courthouse, Police station and School were build.
In 1940 a new bridge over the Mandagery was opened.

Granite used for the construction of new Parliament House came from the low-lying hills around Eugowra and was supplied by the local Granite Mill.
The only large gold escort robbery in New South Wales took place at Escort Rock.
Escort Rock is along the road to Orange 3 km east of Eugowra.  Here you will find a plaque noting the most famous incident in local history - Australia's largest gold robbery in 1862 by Frank Gardiner's bushranging gang, then including Ben Hall.
Blocking the road with two bullock teams and making the drivers lie on the road, feigning drunkenness, they waited for the gold coach.  When it arrived, they sprayed the troopers and driver with a hail of gunfire, wounding two of the troopers who all fled the scene  - while the gang made off with the loot..
More information on Eugowra at this link...  Eugowra Visitor Information
The Eugowra Museum - local history items.
Aboriginal stones, household items, tools, coins and shearing equipment. The Museum is open
Wednesdays to Sundays  10am - 4pm and at other times by arrangement
Phone 6859 2820 or 6859 2218
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BNBS BnB  02  6859 2243
Creekside Farmhouse  02  6859 2379
Sandeanie Country Retreat  02  6859 2552
Highpark Cabin  02  6859 2545
The Central Hotel  02  6859 2300
The Fat Lamb Hotel + Camping  02  6859 2253
Showground Caravan & Camping  0427 639 701
Eat Your Greens Function Centre  02  6859 2386
Bowling Club Restaurant  02  6859 2805
Escort Rock Cafe  02  6859 2727
Eugowra Quality Meats  02  6859 2372
The Lady Bushranger  02  6859 2900
Supermarket  02  6859 2420
Smiths Shed  02  6859 2218
The Central Hotel  02  6859 2300
The Fat Lamb Hotel  02  6859 2253
Di Healey Beauty Therapy  02  6859 2800
Eugowra Lube Centre  02  6859 2294
Eugowra Newsagency & Superm'kt  02  6859 2420
Eugowra Post Office  02  6859 2421
Eugowra Quality Meats  02  6859 2372
Head on In Hairdresser  02  6859 2566
Rural Transaction Centre  02  6859 2718
Slippery's Super Centre  02  6859 2420
Walkers Ag & Vet  6859 2208
Anglican  02  6859 2263
Catholic   02  6859 2316
Uniting     02  6859 3505
Community Nurse    02  6859 2483
Doctor Kumar   02  6859 2483
Doctor Vicki Wymer   02  6859 2220
Eugowra Hospital   02  6859 2306
Lynette Crowe Naturopathy  02  6897 5373
Today Eugowra is a peaceful friendly village surrounded by Central West areas and Towns that offer much for the visitor to see and do.

In Eugowra you can walk in the steps of some of Australia's  famous Bushrangers -  visit Escort Rock the site of the Ben Hall Gang holdup and be sure to visit the Eugowra historical Museum and Bushranger centre. 
Make your visit during showtime and see the beautiful draught horses of Wilf Norris. Stroll the streets and visit the quaint shops, cafes, bush pubs and chat with the friendly locals.

The Lachlan River is handy for a spot of fishing, beautiful scenery and bushwalking a short distance away in Nangar National Park

BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities are available.
Take some short drives (30 mins) and you'll find yourself in some fo the following places -
Gooloogong, Canowindra, Forbes, Parkes, Cudal
45 mins to an hour and you'll reach -
Manildra, Borenore, Orange, Cowra, Grenfell
Cudal Central West NSW
Manildra Central West NSW
ADHA Golden Plough Draught Horses - August
Eugowra Agricultural Show - September
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Forbes in the heart of the Lachlan Valley is one of New South Wales' primary producing areas - and regarded as one of the richest.With its gold rush past, history comes alive for you in Forbes.
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