Forbes

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Forbes


Forbes is a town in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. At the 2006 census, Forbes had a population of 6,954. Forbes is probably named after Sir Francis Forbes, first Chief Justice of NSW.

It is on the banks of the Lachlan River. It is 245 metres (804 ft) above sea-level and about 380 kilometres (240 mi) west of Sydney. The district is a cropping area where wheat and similar crops are grown. Nearby towns and villages include Calarie, Parkes, Bedgerebong, Bundabarrah, Corradgery, Daroobalgie, Eugowra, Ooma North and Paytens Bridge.

Canowindra

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Canowindra


Canowindra is located at the Southern end of the Cabonne Shire, 36kms from Cowra and 60kms from Orange. Canowindra is well known for its warm climate wines with many cellar doors for the wine connoisseur to choose from.
Canowindra’s main street presents a streetscape of outstanding historical significance. The street is a very unusual shape, following the crooked route of the old bullock track and is unaffected by time complete with late nineteenth century architecture.

parkes

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The Dish


The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and Discovery Centre, located 20km north of Parkes, with its giant dish can be seen from kilometres away on the Newell Highway. Star of hit movie 'The Dish', the Telescope is one of Australia's most prominent landmarks and part of our scientific and engineering heritage.
You can drive almost right up to it and marvel at the 64 metre steel paraboloid, elegantly balanced atop a three storey concrete tower. Astronomers,
curious about the universe have used the telescope for almost 50 years.
The Telescope Discovery Centre features interactive exhibits and displays about the telescope and audio-visuals including 3D features. Staff are able to
answer your questions about the telescope and a shop includes a range of souvenirs, books and educational toys.


Elvis Collection


A private collection of Elvis' personal memorabilia owned by the former 'Yellow Wiggle' Greg Page. As featured on Channel 9's A Current Affair and ABC's
'The Collectors' series, his collection features clothes and jewellery worn by Elvis and many of Elvis' personal books, papers and belongings. The audio
commentary is by Elvis' Tour Manager Joe Esposito.
The Kings Castle is the largest collection of items formerly owned by Elvis Presley in the southern hemisphere.
This is by far, the greatest exhibition of genuine Elvis memorabilia seen in Australia. Featuring elaborate jewellery, movie clothing, stage clothing,
personal clothing, books, police badges, documents and also featuring audio commentary by Elvis' long-time friend, Joe Esposito. Over 100 great items on
display including: Elvis' Gold Lame Suit; items from Graceland, stunning rings and necklaces; and the last note written by Elvis.