Sharing stories-People and places of Garryowen (Queanbeyan)
Garryowen is the historic central area of Queanbeyan which featured brickmakers, nursing hospitals, farms, the town park and cordial factories. Over time the nine farmlets were subdivided and became a residential area. The walking tour will cover about two kilometres and take about 90 minutes.
Robert Campbell Snr. received a Crown grant of 1040 acres in 1837 which became known as Garryowen. His son William George Campbell inherited the land, and he was intent on subdividing and selling the land as residential allotments for the expanding town of Queanbeyan. The stories of the people and places of Garryowen is a glimpse into the town’s history.