Walking piece details
Bingara is a small township on the Gwydir River. It lies geographically in the centre of the northern inland, North-West region of New South Wales and is renowned for its mountains, river and rich farming land. The Kamilaroi made the area their own, naming it ‘Bingara’ meaning ‘shallow crossing’, and the town today sits where Allan Cunningham crossed the Gwydir River in 1827. By Australian standards, Bingara is a town with a long history. Its fabric has been forged through drought, a succession of wars and fluctuating cattle prices. Yet over time Bingara and her people have developed a regard for their arts, theatre and culture – as anyone who visits the Roxy Theatre or Bingara’s annual Orange Festival will attest. The Bingara geo-locative Soundtrail is the latest creative notch in the belt for a town that continues to adapt and grow. This Bingara Soundtrail is underpinned by extensive research and community goodwill and has support from far and wide. From the Greek café owners to the kids on the river or the extraordinary veteran stories down Finch Street, the Bingara audio walk is a sonic tour-de-force with stories for everyone.