Travelling Australia
Land around Gunnedah Gunnedah silos Canola Crop Dorothy Mackellar statue
Gunnedah shops Cattle truck Miner's statue Goodwin Knob
Bush Poetry Train station Former Gunnedah Town Hall Residential Gunnedah
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  Gunnedah is a township of 7,542 population (2006 census) on the Liverpool Plains beside the Namoi River. The town is the heart of the surrounding Shire of Gunnedah which has 80% of the area devoted to agriculture producing cotton, corn, wheat, oilseed, beef, lamb and pork. Gunnedah is 264 metres above sea level, the climate is hot in summer, winters are mild and dry. Average annual rainfall is 638 millimetres. The town is on the North West Railway line served by one passenger train a day and used for mixed freight as well as grain and coal exports. The Oxley and Kamilaroi Highways pass through the town. Gunnedah lies in the Gunnedah Basin containing extensive coal deposits, some of which are mined but the conflict between mining and agricultural activities has yet to be resolved.