On my last interstate trip I stopped of for a break at a little town called
Ooops.... Warren also has a Pub, how could I have forgotten to mention that?
around and took some photos with the vague idea that I might use them in
a blog one day. Wazza’s recent visit reminded me of them, unfortunately
not until after he had left for home or I would have offered them to
him to do a blog about, anyway now I’ve found them again so here
goes for a post on “
Warren is a typical country town of the 1000 to 5000 population range, it
borders on the wheat belt of NSW with a rainfall of about 10 inches which puts
it also on the edge of the dry interior, as you travel west, away from the coast,
the landscape and land usage changes first to sheep and cattle grazing then to
the huge sheep station country where they stock the vast acreage with I sheep
to every 2 or 3 acres
Anyway back to the town of
population situated on the
rivers that is prone to flood when our seasons are normal, this has not been the
case for about 10 years now and the
banks around the town however tell the story of a quite different river at times.
been grassed over and blend in well with the landscaping.
There are all the services you would expect to find, Hospital, Retirement
facility, Veterinarian service, TAFE (Technical And Further Education) as
well as the normal State Primary and High Schools, CFA (Country Fire
Authority) and of course fuel agencies and Service Stations, shopping is
limited to the essentials which included a beauty salon, with the large town
of Dubbo only 126 Klm away (not far by Australian standards) most people
would shop there for the non essentials.
A modern Hospital and the adjoining retirement facility.
A large Vet service as is normal where stock are part of the farming in the area.
TAFE College, again fairly normal in Australian country towns.
Our Rural Fire Authority offer a service that is unsurpassed any where in the world.
Unleaded petrol at "Uncle Clarries" was 122.9cents per Liter (that's approx $4.90
per US gln) it would currently be about 134.9cents going by the prices locally.
(Don't you just love the fact that everything seems to be priced at ---- .9 where
the hell do they get that .9 from?)
This photo shows the Post Office, the Information Center, if you enlarge it you
will see there is a "Warren Weekly" but I couldn't find a copy when I was there,
The tower behind is the repeater for TV, Internet, Mobile phones etc. it is
clearly visible in photo #2, one last thing it also shows my Subaru reverse parked
at the kerb, a strange habit of lots of NSW towns.