It was first settled by English sheep farmers around 1833, then called "Woolshed."
Today, Gunnedah is known for its farming, agriculture, natural and laid back atmosphere, and wildlife - particularly koalas and kanagroos..
People Born in Gunnedah
Gunnedah in People's Lives
Miranda Kerr: I grew up here, after my parents relocated from Sydney around 1985, which would have been when I was 2 years old. I had a carefree, tomboy childhood, and enjoyed racing dirt bikes with my brother and riding horses on my grandmother's farm. I loved my life in the country, and it made me more grounded. I later reminisced of it, "There wasn't any pretentiousness and no one cared what you were wearing. You could just be you." I also began to pursue modeling, and won the Dolly Magazine modeling contest in 1997, at the age of 13. I also signed with an Australian modeling agency. My family moved to Brisbane in 2000 so that my brother and I could attend better schools and experience the contrast of city life, when I was 17.