Heart of the rich agricultural district on the northern and western stretches of the Riverina, Temora is another NSW town which has known the boom and bust of gold fever. During the early 1880s, Temora was a teeming town of more than 20,000 who produced half the state’s gold. Today the population stands at around a more manageable 5000. Some of the town’s buildings, including the Shamrock Hotel, date back to the golden days and the Rural Museum features several working displays and a significant rock and mineral collections. The widely acclaimed Sharman Boxing Troupe originated when Jimmy Sharman, who lived in Temora, was crowned the Riverina Lightweight Champion in 1910. His boxing troupe made its debut at the Ardlethan Show in 1911 and continued for some 50 years in which time many of the champion boxers commenced their boxing careers in the Sharman tent. In recognition of Temora as home of the Sharman Troupe most of the memorabilia, including tent backdrops, the bell, drum, boxing gloves and numerous photographs were presented to the Rural Museum where they are on permanent display.