Menindee Mission in its very early days, January 1934.
aboriginal children under the Murrin Bridge Aboriginal Station sign
Murrin Bridge sign 1949

Murrin Bridge

This small Aboriginal community provides an important link to the region’s past – although some of it is less than glorious. As the region grew into the 20th century, expansion of farms and the colonisation of the area saw many indigenous people displaced. Initially, they gathered at a water source known as Carowra Tank until 1934, when the government forced conflicting tribes to live in rough conditions at a station named Menindee.

Following World War II, a more suitable spot was secured – with the establishment of Murrin Bridge Aboriginal Station in 1949. Today, this tiny locality sits on the north side of the Lachlan River, just 12km from Lake Cargelligo – which is where residents access services, including initiatives like ‘Down the Track’ – aiming to improve opportunities for young people in remote areas.

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