The town of Pallamallawa
Pallamallawa (Pal-ah-mal-ah-war) is an energetic village, located approximately 35km from Moree, with much to offer anyone looking for the idyllic country life. Affectionately called Pally by the locals, the name is derived from the Kamilaroi word for "Dry Waterhole". The current settlement rests quite close to the banks of the Gwydir River which, in times of drought, is reduced to a series of shallow, sometimes dry, waterholes but when heavy rains fall, the rapidly rising water bursts the banks flooding the surrounding farmland and enriching the soil. Surrounded by cotton, wheat, livestock and broadacre farms, Pally is also home to the largest pecan farm in the Southern Hemisphere, "Trawalla" which is an Australian owned and operated farm & company.
In the village proper lies the newly developed granite War Memorial which honours the Pallamallawa residents who have served in conflicts including the Boer War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam. The War Memorial was dedicated on 25 April 2015, the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings. Not only will the memorial serve as a focal point for future ceremonies, it also records the history of Pallamallawa's local service men and women for future generations.
An exciting array of sporting activities occupy Pally's annual calendar with Polo Crosse, Campdraft, Team Penning and Arena Sorting competitions for those interested in horse sports. Perhaps you'd enjoy a casual game of tennis at the local courts or you could drop a line into the Gwydir in search of a Perch or Murray Cod. Alluring, leafy camping opportunities abound along the river so you can relax and recharge in the quiet of the Aussie bush. After a day of fishing, call in to the Golden Grain Hotel Motel & Caravan Park for a delicious meal and a "coldie".
For more information about Pallamallawa, go to www.pallamallawa.com.au