Menindee, New South Wales

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Maidens (Pains) Hotel, Menindee

Menindee is a small town on the banks of the Darling River in New South Wales, Australia. It is 1,271 km west of the state capital, Sydney.[1] There are about 980 people who live in Menindee.[1] The explorer Major Thomas Mitchell was the first Europen to visit the area in 1835. He named the lakes in the area Laidley Ponds.[1] A hotel was built by Tom Paine in 1853, which became an important supply base for the Burke and Wills expedition in 1860.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Menindee, NSW,". Tourism New South Wales. 2011 [last update]. http://www.visitnsw.com/town/Menindee.aspx. Retrieved 17 June 2011.