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Stockingbingal, NSW

Stockinbingal is a small village of approximately 250 Residence, situated on the Burley Griffin Way, 410 Kilometres South of Sydney.
Stockinbingal is primarily a farming community producing wheat, canola, cereal crops, sheep, wool, fat lambs and cattle. There are also small orchards of olives, almonds and cherries .
Stockinbingal has maintained its architectural integrity and remains virtually untouched since Federation. Its former commercial buildings remain intact as prime examples of the Australian vernacular style.
Designed in 1881 in lieu of the village of Yeo Yeo which was designed in 1860 but never built, Stockinbingal was proclaimed a village on March 20th, 1886.

Stockinbingal Cemetery – Geralda Street – Rare Plants and Endangered Bird.
The cemetery contains a rare and valuable remnant of grassy grey box – yellow box woodland.
The grassy understorey contains a range of native grasses, herbs and wild flowers.
This site is part of the Grassy Box Woodlands Conservation Management Network.
Endangered Bird – The Grey -crowned Babbler can be found here, plus migratory birds such as the Superb Parrot { December} and Dollar bird ( November to December) .

Stockinbingal Railway Station – Hibernia Street, Opened in 1893 servicing the Temora -Cootamundra line.
In 1912, the Forbes line was commenced .
The Timber railway station is one of over 400 such stations built throughout country NSW of which less than twelve survive.
It is operated by manual signals and is an important line for wheat transport from the central west and freight from Western and South Australia.

Stockinbingal is a small settlement comprising one hotel, a takeaway cafe (in the old Bank building) a few shops, a post office and a small population of 250.

The area around Stockinbingal was first settled sometime before 1848 but the village of Stockinbingal was not proclaimed until 1885. By the turn of the century the village had grown to become a significant service centre for the surrounding pastoralists who concentrated their attentions on wheat and sheep. There was a bank, a pub, a blacksmith, a doctor and dentist, and numerous small businesses. There was even a local photographer.

The local hotel was built in 1892 to cater for the Cobb & Co coaches which used the village as a stopover on their journeys from Harden to Temora. The following year the branch line from Cootamundra to Temora was completed and the town became an important railhead. In the years that followed the town grew rapidly and so, in 1893, a local police station was established and the local school was opened in 1894.

The first and only bank in Stockinbingal was the Bank of New South Wales which set up an agency in 1907 and eventually built on the corner of Hibernia and Martin Streets in 1921. The premises were closed in 1974.

Nearest Airport: Cootamundra

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