Brian AJ Newman LLB
Tell me something about .... Biniguy New South Wales
Biniguy is a small rural locality located in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is rich in history, dating back to the time of Indigenous occupation before European settlement.
Before European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Gamilaraay people, who were skilled in hunting and fishing in the local rivers and creeks.
The Gamilaraay people had a strong connection to the land, and their culture and traditions are still celebrated today.
European settlers arrived in the area in the mid-1800s, and Biniguy was established as a farming community.
The name "Biniguy" is believed to come from the Gamilaraay word meaning "place of the native bear."
The area was primarily used for agriculture, with wheat, sheep, and cattle farming being the main industries. In the early 20th century, Biniguy became known for its orchards, particularly its apple and pear production.
During World War II, the area played a role in the war effort, with many local men enlisting to fight overseas.
Women also played an important role, with many working on local farms and in factories to support the war effort.
Today, Biniguy remains a small rural community, with agriculture still being the main industry.
The area is known for its scenic beauty and peaceful rural lifestyle, attracting tourists who enjoy bushwalking, fishing, and birdwatching.
Biniguy is also the hometown for many of Brian Newman's family, some decedents of the originals, some decedents of European settlers.
Today Biniguy maintains a healthy population of around 100 people.