Club History

The name Bedgerabong is derived from the aboriginal Badjarri Bong which literally translates to a place of good water. The spelling of the village name has been at the centre of some controversy for many years with numerous variations used since the community was established in the 1800’s … Badjarribong, Bedgerebong, Bedgerabong …

smh-bedgerabong-races-1923The Bedgerabong Picnic Race Club was established in the early 1900’s with a handful of local volunteers from the Bedgerabong community.  Racing commenced at the current location in the 1920’s. Here is an excerpt from the Sydney Morning Herald (Friday 4 May 1923) with the results of the races!

Our Club, has an Executive Team and Committee of more than 50 volunteers. This is quite unique and shows the wonderful community spirit that still exists in Bedgerabong, along with many other small country towns in New South Wales.

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