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Griffith is a city on the southwestern part of New South Wales, Australia. It shares one thing in common with the Australian capital of Canberra, in that both cities were designed by Walter Burley Griffin. It has a population of 16,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Griffith Hotels

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Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
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More on Griffith

Griffith dates back to 1916, when it was established as part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The city was named after Sir Arthur Griffith, the first New South Wales Minister of Public Works. The irrigation works in Griffith allowed for farms to be established in the area. Crops grown include fruit, vegetables and rice. Vineyards were also established.

The earliest settlers in Griffith were Italian immigrants who arrived during the Depression. A second wave of Italian immigrants arrived in the 1950s, when Griffith experienced most of its growth. Today some 60% of its population claim Italian ancestry.

The Italian influence on Griffith translates into an appreciation for good wine and food, including fruits and vegetables. The many wineries established by Italian immigrants in Griffith are now renowned in Australia.

Griffith Old Post Office, now a pizzeria
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Visiting Griffith

From Sydney take National Highway 31 to Yass, then continue on the State Route 94 until you reach Griffith.

Places of Interest in Griffith

  1. Cocoparra National Park
    National park located 603 km southwest of Sydney and 25 km northeast of Griffith.

  2. Griffith Wetlands Important Bird Area
    Sanctuary for migratory birds.

  3. Hermit's Cave
    A complex of stone structures covering 16 hectares created single-handedly by reclusive Italin migrant Valerio Ricetti between 1929 and 1952.

  4. Italian Museum
    Museum recounting the history of Italian immigrants in Griffith.

  5. Pioneer Park Museum
    Museum set in an 11-hectare site. It showcases some forty historic buildings related to the pioneering days in Griffith.