In 2015 Delungra was declared as the lowest-earning postcode by the Australian Taxation Office, with a mean taxable income of just $21,691. Formerly a bustling grain farming hub, it’s now a typical northern New South Wales town with a bowling club, service station, hotel and post office.
The town’s 330 residents are bemused by this dubious honour. They say it doesn’t reflect their experience of living in the town, where volunteerism is the norm and friendships run deep and long.
Delungra’s post office has long been a gathering place for the town’s residents. So it was a big blow when Australia Post announced it would be shuttering the local branch due to cost. The closure would have forced residents to travel over 30km to get their mail. Instead, locals came together to keep their post office open and to retain their postcode. The local branch is now staffed by ten volunteers. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
Tim’s family has been in Delungra for generations. Tim and his father have been farming cattle for 40 years. He says the monetary wealth of a town isn’t what’s important.
“It’s not necessarily the wealth of a town or the wealth of people, you don’t need a lot of money to live and to be happy. It’s community spirit and that’s what any community desperately needs. The smaller the community, the more people are going to put their hands up.”
Time and again it has been proved that good things in life are almost free, it’s just that we are so much caught in the rat race that we often fail to recognize this simple fact.
Harry moved to town about 25 years ago and is deeply involved in the community. vlog He says, “Delungra is quiet, the air is fresh, the birds sing, the sun shines, and it’s just a relaxed way of life and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I think whoever says this is a poor community, should get on the train and come visit because being here is a different story.”
Lorna lives an hour away, but serves as secretary of the women’s bowls club, the development council and the Australia Day committee in Delungra. In contrast to her city life, where she did not know her neighbours, she was quickly accepted when she started coming to Delungra.