Arts, culture and heritage in Grenfell
This historic gold-mining town is also the birthplace of poet Henry Lawson who was in a bush tent on 17 June 1867. Visit the Grenfell Historical Museum to learn about Grenfell and its famous son.
- Friday 30 August to Saturday 31 August Grenfell Agricultural Show
The Grenfell Show is held
Situated on the western plains 48 km west of Cowra, surrounded by canola fields and cattle and sheep farms, Grenfell is a quiet rural town. Its heritage is best summed up by gold, bushrangers and poetry. Gold-miners seeking their fortune came in their thousands in the 1860s. Gold also attracted bushrangers, including Ben Hall, who was born nearby. Hall and his gang rampaged through the area from late 1863 until his death in a hail of bullets in May 1865. The great Australian poet, Henry Lawson, was also born in Grenfell.
Visit nearby Weddin Mountains National Park, where native animals and birds thrive, and enjoy bushwalking a long well-marked trails.