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Bookham

The village of Bookham was named by Lady Jane Franklin, wife of the Governor of Van Diemens Land, Sir John Franklin whilst travelling overland from Melbourne to Sydney in 1839. Lady Jane Franklin stayed at an inn, which has since been demolished. Her diaries provide a personal record of the area and its people at the time. Formerly know as Bogolong, the grazing lands of the area were much sought after by the early pioneers. Inspiration for モBanjo Paterson's classic poem モOld Pardon the Son of Reprieveヤ, came from his childhood memories of races on the Bogalong Racetrack, which today is an open paddock a short distance from the village. Close by is the site of Julian's old home, where bushrangers often sought or demanded food and shelter during that romantic and dangerous period of the 1860''s. There are still two fine churches constructed of locally quarried granite still in the village of Bookham. They are the Uniting Church (c1926) and the Catholic Church, St Columbas (c1910).

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Bookham: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Burrinjuck Waters


Burrinjuck Waters was originally the Aboriginal Booren Yiack, then Barren Jack and now Burrinjuck. The name has become renowned as a nature and water wonderland on the headwaters of the Murrumbidgee River 60 kilometres from Yass.

The dam was constructed over more than 20 years, the Burrinjuck Dam remains one of the world's largest irrigation dams, an engineering feat that provides water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area for crops, river flows and town supplies.

Lake Burrinjuck State Water Park attracts a quarter of a million tourists each year, not just for almost every water sport imaginable, but some of the state's best bush walking, bird watching and picnicking in 75 hectares of unspoiled natural playgrounds.




Burrinjuck Road
Bookham, NSW, 2582

Located 8.4K from Bookham

The Crisp Galleries


Crisp Glass Australia is an extraordinary Gift Gallery of local award winning glass by owner and artist Peter Crisp. On premises along with the glass gallery is also a pelargonium nursery, cafe and restaurant making it the perfect venue for a wedding, bus groups and tour through the extensive gardens.

Crisp Galleries also is known for holding musical concerts in their beautiful landscape. More information about these can be found on their website.




28234 Hume Highway
Bowning, NSW, 2582

Located 10.6K from Bookham

Binalong Community Club


The Binalong Community Club will allow you to discover an 18 hole sand green course, their own bowling green, clubhouse, cafe and licensed bar. You couldn't go past this enjoyable village, so why not stop and have a social game of golf with friends or family.

Providing quality home style cooking to the locals and visitors of Binalong and surrounds. There are many historic buildings in the township to explore as well, dating back to 1847.




21A Glengarry Road
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 11.7K from Bookham

Binalong Motor Museum


The Binalong Motor Museum is Australia's only purpose built motor museum and restoration workshop, built in 1992. It is located in the historic village of Binalong, which is 37 kilometres from Yass.

Most of the cars on display are in working order, and the collection changes regularly. The restoration workshop is an integral part of the museum display, and visitors can closely inspect rare cars such as Bugattis and Delarges being restored.

Enjoy the shady garden area with barbecue and picnic facilities. There is a car park, public toilets and access with assistance for the disabled. Guided tours and school groups are most welcome, Open most days by appointment so please phone ahead.




8 Glengarry Road
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 12.3K from Bookham

Kuriong Sheep Station


The Kuriong Sheep Station is a wonderful tourist attraction for coach or group bookings and is only one kilometre from the Binalong village.

They are a fourth generation working property in rural New South Wales, and their aim is to share everyday life on the farm with rural and non-rural people interested in learning about agriculture in Australia today.

This property has recently been taken over by fourth generation farmer, Max, and his wife Zoe. Together they run Merino sheep and, more recently, Murray Grey cattle.

Come down to the wool shed and watch some shearing, wool handling, drenching, branding, whip cracking and yard dog demonstrations. If you are feeling energetic, climb to the top of hill "Kileys", of the Banjo Patterson poem.

Bookings essential. Minimum 25 people for group bookings - Tours not available on Wednesdays.




Kuriong Sheep Station
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 12.5K from Bookham

Binalong Memorial Swimming Pool


Whilst travelling the roads of the Yass Valley, you are bound to reach Binalong with its many attractions. On a hot day it is good to know there is a pool here too - great for the whole family. Staffed with Royal Lifesaver life guards, a kiosk, grassed areas with plenty of shade, and right on the main street.

Binalong Memorial Swimming Pool was built by the citizens of Binalong and District in honoured memory of those who died and appreciation of all who served from 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945.

For current operating hours and pricing please refer to the website.




Stephen Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 12.6K from Bookham

Johnny Gilberts Grave


Situated on the outskirts of Binalong in NSW is an historic grave site you can visit, for the notorious bushranger, Johnny Gilbert.

There is an area to stop and park along Burley Griffin Way, at the foot of the hill, from there you are able to walk to view the grave.

As you explore Johnny Gilbert's stomping ground, you might consider whether he was the worst bushranger of all. With 630 armed hold ups he was certainly hard working! May 13, 1865 was a bad day for Johnny Gilbert as he was shot dead in a paddock on the bank of the Balgalal Creek near Binalong.

At the time of his death at just 23, he was the most infamous criminal in Australia, a one-time member of Ben Hall's gang with the notorious Frank Gardiner. Gilbert had come to Australia from his native Canada in search of gold.




Burley Griffin Way
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 12.9K from Bookham

The Old Produce Store Binalong


Home to the famous Binalong Mural (by Archibald prize winner Janet Dawson) this Victorian store in the heritage little village of Binalong promotes regional producers and creators and the areas they come from. They showcase regional artisans including sculptors and painters, award winning organic produce, pure honeys, edible oils, beeswax, uniquely made by hand Merino wool goodies, handcrafted leather and ceramics and much more.

They collaborate with local and neighbouring regional producers, artisans and businesses in an effort to promote tourism awareness of great small villages in Southern NSW. Their large travel map on their internal shop wall provides informative producer and attraction routes throughout the regions.




25 Fitzroy Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 13.3K from Bookham

Peter Minson Art Glass


Peter Minson is a third generation glass blower. Unique products such as glasses, teapots, flowers, and necklaces can be admired and purchased. Private lessons and workshops can also be arranged.

Peter says he considers himself lucky to be the third generation in a family of glass blowers, and having followed a path of scientific glassblowing through to functional and artwork, to have worked with some of the best as an equal.

Today he has a studio in Binalong, a small village 30 minutes from Yass. Here he continues his work and teaches glass to those who want to experience the magic of his everyday world.




21 Queen Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 13.4K from Bookham

Bookham: Events

Binalong Public School Spring Fair


Binalong Public School's Third Annual Spring Fair! (Previously known as the Binalong School Markets)

Fun family event for the whole community! Hosting a huge variety of stall holders including our famous P and C plant and tree stall, plus jumping castle, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, cake stall, rides, entertainment, competitions, raffle and much more!

Gold coin entry and lucky door prize. Come along to support their largest annual fundraiser for the P and C!


Event Dates
2019
      3rd Nov


Dickinson Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 13.1K from Bookham