One of the Narrandera Shire’s most famous Aboriginal residents and sportspeople was no doubt Evonne Fay Cawley (nee Goolagong) so it is timely with Wimbledon 2018 now over to reflect on her remarkable career. Evonne was born on July 31 1951 at Griffith but lived at Barellan in the Narrandera Shire. She was the third of eight children from an Australian Aboriginal family. Her parents, Kenny Goolagong (an itinerant sheep shearer) and Melinda were members of the Wiradjuri people.
Ms Goolagong-Cawley as she was later known played tennis in Barellan from ch