White settlement began in the Border District in 1835, and the small Bowna Station was formed between Table Top and Cumberoona stations. Bowna village grew on the Mullegandra creek where it joined the Twelve Mile creek.
The entire village was drowned by the rising waters of the Hume Weir in 1934.
This story is compiled from the works of celebrated local historians Howard Jones and Merrick Webb (dec.) and read by Breanna Green and Kate Johnston. Thanks to sound engineers Mason Wise, Brad Morey and Zac Sorrenson.
Bowna: Village under the Lake, Howard C Jones, published1988.
A History of Thurgoona, Howard C Jones, published 1985.
Table Top – A History of the District 1824-1984, Edited by Merrick Webb, compiled by the Table Top History Committee to commemorate the School Centenary 1984.
Parklands gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSW Government, through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Heritage Council NSW, to make these Hume and Hovell Track stories.