Dalgety is a small village situated on the banks of the Snowy River in southern New South Wales. The location was a river crossing on the Stock Route between Gippsland in Victoria and the Snowy Mountains High Country. There was a punt across the river before the bridge was built in 1888.
Originally known as ‘Buckleys Crossing’ after Edward Buckley who had a farm nearby in the early 1830s. Later, it was also known as ‘Barnes Crossing’ after Richard Barnes who settled in the area in 1848. It was Surveyor JR Campbell who laid out the town in 1874 and named it Dalgety, the maiden name of his wife.
When Campbell laid out the village its population was 23. The town was supported by a farming community and some gold miners. Today Dalgety is the only remaining town on the Snowy River in NSW and as of the 2016 Census has a population of 205. Dalgety was once considered as a possible site for the new Federal capital.
Enjoy a walk along the river, visit the Vineyard and Microbrewery, or grab a bite to eat at Buckleys Crossing Hotel, Iona Gardens Cafe or Tuscany. You can get information on the town and river walk from both the Cafe and Holiday Park.
For more on Dalgety visit their website.