And away beyond the horizon, southward still, the geodesic curve carries that monotony across the zone of salt-bush, myall and swamp box." The Hay plain is rich and consequently the town thrives on the surrounding rural industry: some of the best merino sheep country in Australia; feed crops, market gardens, grains, legumes and cattle.
Drive out of the town and you are on the great, flat Hay plain with its low-lying saltbush.
It is situated on the site of the town's first courthouse and lockup which had been completed in 1860. Railway cottages built for porters, drivers and tappers are located at 429-439 Murray Street.
Dating from 1882 these cottages are excellent examples of low-cost government housing in the 1880s. Hay Gaol Museum Located at 355 Church Street, the Hay Gaol Museum is structured around the Hay gaol complex which was built in 1879 to replace an earlier prison probably dating from 1871.
Casino in the beautiful Northern Rivers district of northern NSW. Larger version on Flickr We have many other undated photographs in Photo Investigator and on our Flickr account.
If you know the dates or any other interesting facts about these images please let us know.
The website explains: "The Hay War Memorial High School Museum commemorates both Hay and district war service and the life of the school itself in a unique war memorial which has served the Hay community since 1923.