Here, real names are forgotten. Individuals are nicknamed purely based on personality traits. Coonamble's Nickname Hall of Fame takes you through the best nicknames of our Australian culture. Get out of your car, stroll through the CBD and get to know the stories of the locals.
Stop by the 26m tall Water Mural located in the sports ground before you leave the small town. Artists John Murray, Bob Barret and Sooty Welsh transformed the structure in 2017 and it has now become a major icon as it not only showcases the local talent of Aboriginal man Sooty Welsh but also symbolises Aboriginal Dreamtime artwork.
Previously a police station back in the 1880's, the building now stands as a museum showcasing Coonamble's oldest stories. The structure has original standing courtrooms with witness boxes and artifacts on show. Wander through and learn all the spooky and interesting stories of the century that the police station operated.
The only one of its kind in Australia celebrating names referring to personality and appearance. This is an outdoor walking exhibition which takes you on a tour of the central business district where you’ll find hilarious caricatures, complete with stories and associated nicknames.
Coonamble’s 26m water tower located in the sportsground has been transformed into an artwork by Lightning Ridge artist John Murray, Bob Barret and local Coonamble resident and Aboriginal painter Sooty Welsh.
Take a step back in time and visit the Museum Under the Bridge. Built in 1886, the former police barracks retains the original brick horse stables, stalls and feeding boxes – one of only two left in NSW. Explore the museum’s displays, old photographs and wares that tell the tales of an era gone by.