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Yeoval, a township in the Central West of New South Wales Australia, is centrally located between Orange, Dubbo, Parkes and Wellington.
In 1868, gold, silver and copper were discovered about seven kilometres from Yeoval out on the nearby Obley goldfields where the Goodrich Mine operated periodically until 1971.
Goodrich Mine has also been referred to as the Balmoral Mine, Buckinbah Mine, Gordon Mine and Yeoval Mine.
Yeoval railway station opened in 1925 on the now closed Molong- Dubbo railway line, and was sited to the north of the village in North Yeoval. Passenger rail services continued to operate until 1974.
Yeoval’s greatest claim to fame is that A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson, one of Australia’s famous poets, spent his early childhood on a local property called “Buckinbah Station”.
Buckinbah Station better known by the township as Andrew 'Banjo' Patterson country, is where Australia’s greatest storyteller and poet, A.B “Banjo” Paterson spent the first 7 years of his life on the family property “Buckinbah Station”.
You can find the “Buckinbah” property situated on the edge of town, where today you will find the ruins of Banjo Paterson’s homestead, and it was here he met many of the bush characters and experiences that he wrote about later in life.
To this day Yeoval folk keep retelling Banjo Paterson tales and anecdotes. Banjo Paterson Bush Park and the Buckinbah Park are both in memory of the time spent by Banjo in Yeoval.
A yearly celebration of the life of Banjo Paterson in Yeoval called the, “Yeoval Mulga Bill Bicycle Festival” held on the last weekend in July.
Mulga Bills Bicycle Festival, Yeoval's annual event is fun for the whole family with a street parade, bush markets, vintage cars, musical entertainment and the every popular Mulga Bill bicycle rides and Mulga Bill Quick Shear.
Yeoval is on the doorstep of the Goobang National Park, with picnic and camping areas and many walking trails.
Soak up the atmosphere and become a part of Banjo Country by enjoying a cup of tea in the Banjo Paterson Bush Park and admire the works of art in the park or you may like to take a walk along the Poet’s Walk and admire the wonderful carved slate seats and clay tile walls.
The nearly developed bike track gives the visitor the opportunity to become part of the countryside and enjoy the quite of a country lane and the beauty of the wildlife.
Yeoval also has one of west's more challenging golf clubs where nature provides the chief hazards - kangaroos on the fairways and sand greens.
Yeoval's neighbouring town "Cumnock" is a tranquil rural village with a very keen sporting community where Wallaby legends like John White, Tim Gavin and Ross Reynolds were born.
The Cumnock residents have also inspired the "Animals on Bikes" sculpture trail
Animals on Bikes is a series of 45 creative 2 metre high sculptures (and smaller letter boxes) of which all of the paddock sculptures have been created by local farmers, farmers wives, Men's sheds, sculptors, preschool kids, playgroup mums and anyone with an artistic flair!
Animals on Bikes is a 120km "Paddock Art" sculpture tourist trail that starts from Molong, through Cumnock and Yeoval ending at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
Tourist maps of the Animals on Bikes trail can be found on the Animals on Bikes website or from local Visitor Information Centres.
Glorying under the label of 'The Greatest Little Town in the West', Yeoval lies at the centre of the Dubbo-Wellington-Parkes triangle on the NSW western plains.
Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, about 60km north of town, is one of the world’s very best zoos. Set on more than 300ha of grass and woodland, the zoo is home to more than 1000 animals of 100 species from throughout the world, including Australia’s only African elephant herd and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros and the greater bilby.
Wellington and Parkes, making it a convenient place to visit when exploring the region. The Parkes Observatory, and Wellington Caves, Japanese Garden, Bottle house and Clock house are all within comfortable driving distance.
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