The Crookwell Gazette was first established and printed on October 3, 1885. It is a leading bi-weekly newspaper keeping the Upper Lachlan Shire informed. Crookwell Gazette is a long serving, trusted news source, bringing our readers local news and sports with an emphasis on local events. We pride ourselves on accurate reporting and offer a range of topics and interests for our readers. Our columnists are chosen carefully to keep our readers informed and up-to-date on the latest trends, economic and social advice. Crookwell is well known for its friendly atmosphere, farming of fine wool and growth of seed potatoes. The Upper Lachlan region spans an area of the Great Dividing Range in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands and is bordered by the Abercrombie, Wollondilly and Lachlan rivers. Crookwell is a scenic rural two-and-a-half hour drive from Sydney and just over an hour north of Canberra. We are a link to the central western regions. You will find pioneering villages each with their own rich history. Spend a few days and you can explore the stone architecture, gold mining, fine wool and the history of bushranging. Crookwell has a hospital, schools; primary and secondary, a busy shopping precinct, regular markets, police, fire and ambulance, events most weekends, great accommodation and dining experiences. Something for everyone. The Crookwell Gazette was also once known as "The Crookwell Gazette and Binda, Golspie, Cullen, Laggan, Peelwool, Taralga, Tuena and Wheeo Advertiser", and as "The Crookwell Gazette and Settlers' Advocate".