Once owned by Dalton Staude, Poocher Swamp was sold to the Australian Parks and Wildlife Service for a recreation area and is now a favourite spot for pickincking, boating, fishing, yabbying and canoeing.
Between the main runaway holes at Poocher is a very large tree with a hollow, belled-out base, known as the "Pinkie Tree". The early Pinkie family once lived in this tree. There are still descendants of the family living in the district today.
Following the track along the north-western side of the swamp you will come to a "wash-pool". After a recent dredging, this is one to two metres deep. In the early days, before wool was sold in England, the Aboriginal women first washed it in these various pools near station shearing sheds or depot sheds.
Many of the big solid Red Gums were felled for railway sleepers. The three foot high stumps can be seen. There were saw mills at most of the swamps.
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