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Walgett lies 705 km North of Sydney, in New South Wales, and is considered to be a stepping stone for the famous opal mining towns of Lightning Ridge, Sheepyard, Glengarry and Garwin. Walgett lies on the Namoi River, near the junction of the Barwon River and has a population of roughly 2000. Walgett's prime industry includes cotton, wool, sheep, and wheat. Walgett is a true agricultural country town.
Walgett was initially settled by squatters and pastoralists in the 1850's. In the late 1860's and 1870's, Walgett was a river port for paddle steamers.
The riverside location of Walgett makes it a popular location for fishermen in search of Yellowbelly and Murray Cod. Other activities include tennis, bowls, golf, and swimming.
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Walgett Rodeo is held on the third weekend in August each and every year. This is becoming an increasingly popular event. Along with horse events there are also steer wrestling, bull riding, campdraft, gymkhana, and children are provided for with a poddy riding competition and a junior rodeo. The Walgett Rodeo draws competitors from all over Australia. Horse events include Bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, and the wild horse race. Other events include bull riding, ladies barrel racing, rope and tie,
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