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Discover the fascinating history found in the village of Merriwagga, at the heart of Black Stump Country. The gruesome tale of Barbara Blain and the Black Stump is told best by the locals, so head into the Black Stump Hotel and let the locals regale you with stories about the village, then and now.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Riverina recognises the Wiradjuri people, who are the traditional custodians of these lands. We pay respect to the Wiradjuri people both past and present, and recognise the culture, strength, resilience and capacity of the Wiradjuri people. We also acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to this country we all live in and share together.