Penarie, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Homebush Hotel
Penarie is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°24′23″S 143°36′48″E / 34.40639°S 143.61333°E / -34.40639; 143.61333Coordinates: 34°24′23″S 143°36′48″E / 34.40639°S 143.61333°E / -34.40639; 143.61333
Postcode(s) 2715
LGA(s) Balranald Shire
County Caira
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Penarie is a small settlement about 32 kilometres north of Balranald, in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of Balranald Shire. Penarie is situated at a junction on the road between Balranald and Ivanhoe, where a branch road leads to Oxley. Penarie was formerly known as Homebush.


Penarie is on the traditional lands of the Muthi Muthi Aboriginal tribe.

On 26 July 1877 Michael Dowdican made a conditional purchase of land at the Balranald-Ivanhoe-Oxley road junction and built the Homebush Hotel, which commenced operating in 1878.[1]

Michael Dowdican held the licence of the Homebush Hotel until 1896. From 1897 until at least 1900 the publican was William H. S. Wilkinson.[2]

William Henry Smith Wilkinson of the "Homebush" hotel near Balranald New South Wales. died 9 Nov 1905 Probate Sydney to Louisa Wilkinson widow. [3]

Mrs. Catherine Prendergast, widow of Patrick Prendergast (a pioneer of Maude village), “conducted the Homebush Hotel for several years”.[4]


  1. ^ ‘Outer Localities’, Balranald Shire Council web-site (accessed 5 January 2007).
  2. ^ Lists of Hotel Licenses, NSW Government Gazettes.
  3. ^ Wilkinson, William. "Mr". Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  4. ^ ‘Mrs. Catherine Prendergast’ (obituary), Riverine Grazier, 1 October 1937, p. 1.

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