You’ll find Carrathool, or the Carrathool Shire area, on the edge of My Riverina in far west New South Wales.
The largest town in the Shire is Hillston.
The Shire also includes the villages of Merriwagga, Rankins Springs, and Carrathool.
Where once regular droughts made life almost untenable, the area now has irrigated crops, gardens, greened sporting facilities and village verges.
Over 15,000 square kilometres (5,800 sq mi) are now used in rural pursuits.
This includes more than 600 square kilometres (230 sq mi) in the following crops/produce:
- orchard trees
Most of the changes in the area have been made possible by the widespread use of the River Murray and underground water.
More about the Riverina
Read more about the Riverina NSW here.