Poets Precinct

Overview

A great place to explore, Gunnedah's Poets Precinct offers a variety of attractions and the opportunity to relax. At its heart is a bronze statue of Dorothea Mackellar, celebrating Gunnedah's connection to the poet and author of My Country.

She frequently visited her brother’s properties near Gunnedah and gained inspiration for her poetry and prose from the local landscape. Across South Street, in ANZAC Park, the Mackellar Centre displays 32 watercolour paintings forming the unique, Jean Isherwood, My Country collection. Founder of the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society, the late Mikie Maas is remembered through the distinctive Maas Walk to the statue.

Numerous war memorials are found in the precinct – Eighth Division Memorial Avenue, Remembrance Grove and the spectacular murals adorning the Water Tower Museum.

Adjacent to the park is the Gunnedah War Memorial Pool Complex. Completely refurbished in 2018, the pool features a 25 meter indoor heated pool, eight lane fully accessible Olympic pool, children’s water park , modern change rooms and kiosk.

The spacious grounds of ANZAC Park , the pool and Lions Hospital Park are ideally suited for family gatherings or that stop for a long-awaited cuppa!

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