Aramac

About Aramac


Population: 300

Home of the White Bull

Aramac is one of the oldest towns in the central west.  Originally known as Marathon, the town was later renamed after Robert Ramsay Mackenzie, the first explorer to the area who carved his name (R R Mac) on a tree.  The tree was found by the explorer William Landsborough and the name Aramac was born.

While in town visit the Harry Redford Interpretive Centre and learn about the infamous Harry Redford (Captain Starlight) and how a distinctive white bull was his undoing.  Explore the Tramway Museum, where you can see Aunt Emma RN28 rail motor and memorabilia from the early years of settlement.

Get off the beaten track and make your way to Lake Dunn, Gray Rock, Horsetailer’s Gorge and the Healing Circle and along the way watch out over 30 metal sculptures that make up the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail.

Experiences

The White Bull, Aramac

The White Bull in Gordon Street Aramac commemorates one of the most famous cattle stealing episodes in Australia’s history. Harry Redford stole a large mobe of cattle and a white bull from Bowen Downs near Aramac and drove the mob to South Australia through some of the toughest…

Harry Redford Interpretive Centre

View the story of the famous cattle rustler Harry Redford at the Harry Redford Interpretive Centre in Gordon Street Aramac. There is also a a large range of beautiful photography from the Harry Redford Cattle Drive, an annual and authentic droving trip. Souvenirs from the Harry Redford Cattle…

Aramac Tramway Museum

The Aramac Tramway Museum houses collections of memorabilia from the pioneering days of the Aramac district. The museum is also home to Aunt Emma, a unique rail motor engine, which used to operate on the line from Barcaldine to Aramac. Aramac was one of the premier wool growing…

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