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      Manilla is a small quiet country town in north west NSW and is my home town.
I started school here, and lived in Manilla for 10 years during 1956-1965.
These pages document aspects of Manilla, and shows areas of Manilla, that are part of Manilla's heritage history.
The Manilla Web Pages were created and launched during 2013.

Living in Manilla during the years 1956-1965 were simple and peaceful - and much of this is still the same today.

"Life can still be captured within simplistic interests - if current social paradigms change.
Detaching ourselves from the materialism of our society and reach within enables our connecting to nature for solitude."

As a young boy living in Manilla in the 1950's-1960's, life was created through initiative and imagination.
My story about this life, in words and pictures, can be found by clicking on the link below on this page - or here.

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                Ken & Win Rogerson Story. Lived in River St. 1950s
          On the left shows Manilla Street looking north towards the bridge and the right picture looking south towards the park and road to Tamworth - The old 'Bank of NSW' building on the left and the Post Office Hotel on the right.          
                  Click on the link above for a documented story about growing up in Manilla during 1956-1965.
It is a story with pictures and covers many aspects of life.
..or click here..
            Manilla has many heritage buildings dating back to the 19th century. Some of these buildings are in main street Manilla, while others are along Strafford Street and other areas. The link below directs you to this picture gallery.          
            The Weir is located on the Namoi River, along Halls Creek Rd towards the Golf Club. A caravan park is located close by. The river and weir area was the focal point for families and young people during the 1950's-60's before the local pool was built. You could walk across the weir wall and dive from the north area. It was very busy during the summer months. Fishing is still enjoyed along the river area.
....Story about the Manilla Weir in the 1950's-1960's Click here....
              The Manilla Rail Bridge crosses the Namoi River, through the Manilla Showground area to the Manilla Station. It is unused now but in old days was an important link to other centres. The steam hauled train that went to Manilla Station was called the North West Mail with all wooden carriages.  These also included sleeper sections.              
            The Manilla Heritage Museum is located on the northern end of Manilla Street, towards the bridge in main street Manilla.
 The Museum incorporates 'Royce Cottage' and adjacent to Royce Cottage is the first Yarramanbully one teacher school that operated during the 1920's.
This Museum is great!
It documents many stages of Manilla's development and well worth a visit while in Manilla.
Link to Museum website -
                In January 1964 water from the junction of the Namoi River and Manilla River joined together and caused the water to rise from River Street and eventually almost one third of Manilla was flooded with 8 feet of water in some areas, in particular our street River Street. Many homes were damaged, one swept away, with the remaining homes left with mud throughout the interior of the house. There was no insurance cover as it was regarded as an act of god.
...Story about the flood Click Here.....
                  The Manilla Golf Club is a 9 hole course with traditional grass greens. It has maintained its feel from the 1950's-1960's and continues to provide enjoyment for the locals and others.
...Story about the Golf Club in the 1950's-1960's Click here....
                This Manilla River walk commences just below River Street at the junction of the Namoi and Manilla rivers. It takes you through peaceful natural settings, towards the showground and the Higgins Bridge area.              
             The 80th Manilla Show was held in March 2014 over 3 days. Friday was Heritage Day with the primary school in attendance, and a variety of entertainment was provided during all three days and nights.  From the livestock judging and camp draft, to side-show alley, the ute show and rodeo. Click on the link above, or below, for a picture gallery and information about the 80th Manilla NSW Show.            
                This page shows a series of Manilla NSW Central Primary School photos from 1957 to 1961.                
              Geoff Ayling lived in Manilla from 1939-1948. He has recalled some interesting information and history about Manilla during those years.
Please click here to read Geoff's story.
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