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The township of Brocklesby began in 1870 when the Maxwell Brothers secured the first blocks from Goombargana Station and 'The Olives'. Later, land from 'The Olives' was purchased for railway yards and town development. The Brocklesby Hotel was built in 1878, with a larger substantial brick hotel being built in 1918. You can visit the Community Run Brocklesby Hotel today and enjoy a cold drink or a delicious home style meal in a great country atmosphere. Brocklesby's main claim to fame occurred in 1940 when two Avro Ansen training planes were involved in a mid-air collision and become entangled, one on top of the other. The pilot of one plane and the observers in both planes ejected to safety, leaving pilot Len Fuller to land the planes without damage. A plaque relaying the historic story is situated at the landing site and interpretive signage and part of an engine are located in Blacksmith Park Brocklesby. Stop by the Brocklesby General Store and Post Office to refuel and find anything you might need. During May dash into Brocklesby for the annual Brocklesby Bush Dash and raise money for the local primary school and enjoy a great day out of fun and fitness for the whole family.
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