Settlement of the Jerilderie District

Establishment of the Town of Jerilderie

The earliest European settlers to come into the Jerilderie District entered from the east, traveling down the Murrumbidgee River from that part of the country once known as "Australia Felix", the area of Australia between Sydney and Port Phillip travelled by Major Mitchell in his explorations of 1836.

Prior to the Crown Lands Occupation Act of 1836 no settlement was permitted beyond Mount Bowning, near Yass. While settlement may not have been allowed, that is not to say that it did not in fact occur, and there is ample anecdotal information to suggest that it actually did happen prior to that date.

 Read more in the Settlement of the Jerilderie District document.

Jerilderie Settlement

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Visiting Jerilderie

Heritage walks, tree-lined streetscape, and the cleanest toilets in NSW await visitors to the historic township of Jerilderie. Established in 1859, Jerilderie is nestled on the banks of Australia’s, and reputedly the world’s, longest creek. Billabong Creek wends its way through Jerilderie and 321 kms of quintessentially Australian landscape.


Where to dine in Jerilderie

You'll find a great range of eateries and food outlets in Jerilderie. There's cafes, a bakery, great pub and club food, restaurants and roadhouse and service station facilities.


Where to stay in Jerilderie

Jerilderie has a marvellous range of accommodation. Whether you're looking for a hotel or motel, a cosy little B&B, a caravan park and or backpacker accommodation, you'll find it in Jerilderie.


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