112 kilometres, 69.6 miles northwest of Orange, on the banks of the Macquarie River, is the outback town of Dubbo, population 30 100. Dubbo is the regional capital of the western outback of New South Wales, supporting many industries relating to agriculture.
The Dubbo Museum is located in the former Bank of New South Wales. This gracious two-storey sandstone building with its cedar staircase, marble fireplaces and decorative ceilings, now contains colonial farm, domestic, Aboriginal and commercial artefacts. To its rear is a collection of 19th-century buildings, which have been positioned to form a village square.