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The town of Henty in NSW, was proclaimed in 1888 being previously known as Doodle Cooma. Henty is on the main southern railway line, which was laid down c1880 bringing many workers and their families into the area.
Today Henty services the local farming community producing mainly grains, oil seeds, sheep and cattle. Henty has a population of 900 residents. It is midway between the large regional centres of Albury / Wodonga and Wagga Wagga and is located on the Olympic Highway.
Major activities and developments include the Henty Machinery Field Days held in September each year with 60,000 visitors, Grand Scottish Debutante Ball, Henty Lion’s Youth of the Year, Henty P&A Show, Henty Cemetery Project, Henty Aged Care Facility, Community Bank, Community Club, Hospital and Nursing Home, Library and Retirement Village.
Things to do in Henty include a visit to The Headlie Taylor Header Museum, Dale’s Mini Museum, Henty Government Dam Nature Reserve, Henty Observer Printing Museum, Judy’s Bazaar, Sergeant Smyth Memorial and the “Henty Man” Wood Sculpture originally shaped by a passing swagman.
Henty is a pleasant town near the boundary of the Riverina and South West Slopes districts and lies within the Local Government area of the Greater Hume Shire Council.
The Headlie Taylor Header Museum
Henty, NSW
Phone: 0438 244273 (Bruce Taylor)