The name “Pallamallawa”, known to the locals as ‘Pally’ originated from the local Aboriginal word for ‘Dry Waterhole’. Situated on the banks of the Gwydir River approximately 30kms east of Moree and just 2kms off the Gwydir Highway, Pallamallawa is a thriving local community surrounded by cotton, wheat, livestock and general cropping farms. In fact, Pallamallawa is home to the largest pecan farm in the Southern Hemisphere, Trawalla, a Stahamn Farms production.
The township is involved in a multitude of sporting and cultural activities. Campdraft, Polo Crosse, Team Penning & Arena Sorting, Tennis, Fishing and Camping provide an exiting range of outdoor activities for locals and tourists. The Pallamallawa School P&C Campdraft and the newly developed granite War Memorial are major attractions, particularly the War Memorial as this lists the conflicts that Pally residents have been involved in, including: Boer War, First World War, Second World War and Vietnam.
As in most rural communities, Pally is not without hardship, often suffering large lengths of time with no rainfall. This said, it is also a town of tradition – did you know that the rainfall in Pallamallawa has been officially recorded on a daily basis since 1913? A century year old tradition that reflects country values. Be sure to add Pallamallawa to your list of attractions when you visit the Moree Shire.