Lismore was my last destination for the day. I’d fitted in a few too many locations with todays locations all being so close to each other, so it was good to quickly find a motel where I could relax before heading out to explore this new town.
Lismore appeared to be a hive of activity, certainly a larger rural hub with many people going about their business. Much of the town centre was however reminiscent of a bomb site. I’m sure it’s not usually like this, but many of the streets were under some form of renovation.
The town is named after Lismore in Scotland. A couple who took on an abandoned sheep run in 1845, William and Jane Wilson, chose the name after honeymooning in the Scottish namesake. The Wilsons were Scottish and arrived in NSW in May 1883.