Pop. 8,874; 470 km north
west of Sydney.
Gunnedah, an Aboriginal
word meaning place of white stones, has long been Known
for being the centre of a thriving agricultural industry. However,
the region is rapidly developing an olive growing industry, mainly
for the production of olive oil, which looks likely to become the
districts big cash crop. Gunnedah is the birthplace of Dorothea
McKellar, author of the famous poem, My Country.
Information Centre, Anzac Park, South Street, Gunnedah, 2380.
Open 9am to 5pm weekdays;
10am to 3pm weekends.
Tel. (02) 6740 2230; Fax.
(02) 6740 2237.