PLACE
Manilla NSW - The Junction of Manilla & Namoi rivers c.1900
The JUNCTION, Manilla river to the left, joining the Namoi, is accessible on foot from North Manilla just east of the Mandowa Bridge. 

When Europeans moved into these parts of the now New England Region in the 1830s, they squatted on land long-familiar to local indigenous families of the Kamilaroi [Gomeroi/Gamilaraay language] Nation of the Central North-west region of New South Wales. Kamilaroi Nation boundaries extend from Tamworth in the east, out westward to Narrabri, Walgett and Lightning Ridge; and from Coonabarabran in the Southwest to Goondawindi in the north at the Queensland border. 

Map of Australia with NSW Regions map showing Tamworth Region (©Regional Arts NSW / Outback Arts)
Tamworth Regional Council Boundaries map (©Tamworth Regional Council)
Our Climate page link

MANILLA & DISTRICT TIMELINE 1820s-1900 
D. Nichol (currently being updated)

TAMWORTH & DISTRICTS EARLY HISTORY
Jim Carey, Tamworth Regional Council 2006

THEMATIC HISTORY OF NUNDLE, MANILLA & BARRABA
by Joanna Boileau 2007
T.R.C. Community based heritage study
J. Boileau 2007 Town Histories
A Tale of 2 'Ells' 
Manilla, Australia, (with 2 'ells') holds a position on the global map some 11 hours 50 mins air-time from the usual spellchecked search outcome - Manila in the Philippines - spelt with 1 'ell'.

HISTORY of MANILLA N.S.W.

 


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