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Dubbo is a city in Orana Region, in the central part of New South Wales, Australia. With a population of around 40,000 people (2012 estimate), it is the principal town in the Orana Region, which has a population of around 130,000 people.

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Dubbo, New South Wales
Dubbo, New South Wales
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More on Dubbo

Dubbo is the cross road of New South Wales. This is where the main highways meet, among them the Mitchell Highway (A32), the Golden Highway (State Highway 84) and Newell Highway (National Highway 39).

The first European to arrive in the Dubbo area was John Oxley in 1818. The first permanent settler who Robert Dulhunty. Son of medical practitioner Dr John Dulhunty, he was also one of the richest man in 19th century New South Wales. Dulhunty settled and developed the site, which he named Dubbo, in 1832. Dulhunty is said to be friendly with the Aborigines, and favored Aboriginal names for properties in the area. Dubbo is said to be derived from the local Wiradjuri word, though there is no clear explanation to its meaning.

Dubbo, then as it is today, remains a primarily farming town. It is home to Fletcher International Export, the world's largest lamb exporter. Being at the state cross roads, it is also the regional retail hub. Among the national stores with outlets in Dubbo include Target, Woolworths, Mitre 10 Home & Trade and Harvey Norman.

Dubbo Court House
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Visiting Dubbo

Dubbo is about six hours by car from Sydney. Take the Metroad 4 followed by the A42 highway to reach it.

Places of Interest in Dubbo

  1. Dundullimal Homestead
    Colonial slab hut-type homestead built in the early 1840s, and today one of the oldest slab hut houses in Australia as well as the oldest building in Dubbo open to the public.

  2. Old Dubbo Gaol
    Former prison, today it is restored as a heritage attraction.

  3. Taronga Western Plains Zoo
    Open-range zoo that has successfully bred a number of endangered animals including the white, black and Indian Rhinoceros.