Captain Charles Napier Sturt was a British explorer of Australia and part of the European exploration of Australia. He led several expeditions into the interior of the continent. Depot Glen, Poole’s grave, and a cairn built by the men during their encampment from part of a privately owned sheep station known as Mt Poole.
The Sturt National Park is a protected National Park located in the arid far north-western Corner of NSW. Established in 1972, the park covers over 340,000 hectares of semi-desert country. Park facilities include four camping grounds and picnic areas. Camping is only permitted in the designated areas and by permit from the NPWS. There are self-registration and payment bays at each camping ground. As timber is a rare and valuable habitat resource, wood fires are not allowed. Walking tracks are located throughout the Park and they provide you with the opportunity to view euros, red kangaroos, emus and depending on the season, an assortment of wild flowers. A must do drive are the three tourist drives: The Jump Up, the Gorge and the Middle Road which will take you through to Cameron Corner.
Milparinka was a boomtown…brought back to life. The first proclaimed Albert Goldfields township. Milparinka is situated on the edge of Evelyn Creek. Charles Sturt camped nearby at Preservation creek for six months in 1845 and it was he who named a nearby gum creek, Evelyn Creek.
Established in 1976 by local volunteers for the P&C Association, the Drive-in Theatre is on of the few remaining open air picture theatres in Australia. It is still in use for special occasions and the committee is prepared to allow its use for groups (large enough to warrant) if prior notice or arrangements are made.
The Dingo Fence is a pest exclusion fence that was built during the 1880’s and finished in 1985 to keep dingo’s out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent and protect the sheep flocks of Southern QLD. It is the world’s longest fence originally stretching 5614km. It has been partly successful, though dingo’s can still be found in parts of the southern states.