William Charles Wentworth - joint conqueror of the Blue Mountains, co-drafter of the bill that led to the establishment of the first part-elected, part-nominated NSW Legislative Council and squatter - once counted Narromine Station among his vast land holdings. As the town developed to support the graziers who followed Wentworth, it took the original station name. The building of the Burrendong Dam and irrigation has led to a diversification of the region’s agricultural base into cotton, citrus fruits and table vegetables. A World War II RAAF base is now headquarters for gliding and ultralight enthusiasts who come from across the world to ride the local, thermals. The Rural Museum collection traces the development of this western plains town on the Macquarie River. Flower fanciers will be in their element at the Narromine Iris Farm which displays more than 700 varieties. The town's sons and daughters have also left an indelible mark on the ranks of Australia's elite sportsmen. The Narromine-bred champions include Glen McGrath, spearhead of Australia's test cricket attack, Melinda Gainsfordf-Taylor, world rated track sprinter and Olympian, David Gillespie, hard man of Australian rugby league teams of the 1990s and top glider pilot David Jansen.