Pooncarie - NSW

Population - Town 

Position

DEG: -33.387589 142.570908
DMS: 33º 23' 15.32" S 142º 34' 15.27" E
UTM: 54 H 6304641mN 646110mE
Altitude: 56.41m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

404.18kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 516 km (5 hours 50 mins)
536.78kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 677 km (7 hours 23 mins)
639.13kms West of Canberra - Driving 924 km (9 hours 45 mins)

Address & Contact

27 Tarcoola St
(PO Box 50)
Pooncarie NSW 2648
Phone: 0350 295267
Email: valk10@bigpond.com
Web: N/A

Information

Pooncarie is a pretty township on the Darling River,between Wentworth and Menindee. Originally gazetted as ‘Pooncaira' in 1863, the area was first 'established' by Europeans in the 1840's as settlers took up illegal livestock runs on crown land. By the 1860's the federal government, in an attempt to gain control of the area, formalised these illegal (and unfenced) claims.

The famous explorers Bourke and Wills reached the Darling River at nearby Tarcoola Station and made camp at what is now Bilbarka Park in September 1860 one way to their ill-fated expedition to the North West

More settlers followed and the town established itself as a service hub for outlying stations and more importantly, at the time, a port for the Paddle-steamer trade that was pushing up the Darling River.

The highlight on the social calendar is the Pooncarie Cup (October).
Text courtesy of Outback NSW Tourism

Pooncarie offers a seven-day-a-week local store with all sorts of goodies plus fuel. We also have a great pub with cold beer, great food and accommodation.

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Closest Weather Station

Mildura at 24/11:00pm EST
Distance from Pooncarie 104.32km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
6.4°C2.8°C79%3.0°C1031.5hPa0.0mmSE11km/hr
6knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Pooncarie Mail Agency
Distance from Pooncarie 0.25km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C35.834.430.526.320.917.317.019.523.426.931.033.2
Mean Min. °C18.818.214.811.17.15.24.45.47.710.614.416.2
Mean Rain mm23.123.218.317.525.926.022.522.621.526.320.921.4

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