A picturesque rural community
Windellama is located approximately 40 kilometres south-east from Goulburn and is bisected by creeks, defined by the Shoalhaven River to the east and Lake Bathurst to the west. This unique location between the Coastal and Tablelands biological zones has resulted in the identification of many distinct species of flora and fauna.
The village, situated on the Windellama Creek, is home to a thriving rural community. Windellama’s active Progress Association hosts monthly markets and the Historical Society operates a small museum housed in a replica building of the 1880’s school.
A Brief History
The village has a long history of aboriginal presence with undefined boundaries supporting a couple of clans and tribal groups. ‘Windellama’ – many winds – is just one of the indigenous names throughout this area.
On 2nd April, 1818, James Meehan and his party were the first Europeans to set foot on the Windellama area, sparking further settlement in the coming years.
Following on from this early settlement, there was much activity in the area by bushrangers due to the discovery of gold and Ben Hall and his gang were known to spend some time hiding in the caves and wild scrub.
Windellama has grown from its diverse settlement by indigenous tribes, bushrangers and early settlers, who have all contributed to the legends, language and community spirit that is now Windellama.
Things To Do
- Visit the Windellama Historical Museum
- Enjoy a range of community events The Windellama Hall
- Browse the monthly Windellama Country Markets