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Culture and Heritage

Deniliquin is in every sense a crossing place.

The township sprung up at a favoured spot on the Edward River where drovers forded or swam their stock across on their journey along The Long Paddock - the travelling stock route.

The area was originally inhabited by the Wamba Wamba indigenous people. Their traditional boundaries included the Perrepa Perrepa tribe from the Barham area and adjoined the lands of the Yorta Yorta nation.

The town site was surveyed in 1848 and gazetted in 1850 and still maintains a handful of historic buildings filled with history and heritage.

An exciting arts scene also awaits visitors in Deniliquin. Public art, museums, galleries, travelling exhibitions and live performances are regular features on our calendar. 

We have many historic and cultural organisations which encourage and welcome visitors, including South West Arts, South West Music, Deniliquin Film Society and Creative Writers. For details of events and meeting times, talk to the friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre. 

There are also many musical and theatrical performances in Deniliquin throughout the year. 

A popular venue is Waring Gardens, which hosts everything from opera to film festivals, Carols By Candlelight and the annual Deniliquin Sun Festival in January. 

Markets are held twice a month - the Lions Club Community Market in the Waring Gardens on the fourth Saturday and Naponda Farmers Market on the second Saturday.