From TRAVEL, , SMH.com.au 37 years later……..
Tiny township on the banks of the Murray River
Maude is a tiny settlement 780 km south-west of Sydney via the Great Western and Mid Western Highways. It is 52 km west of Hay along a bitumen road which will take you past market gardens and the Four Mile Reserve where the river red gums make an ideal spot for a picnic or even an overnight camp-out.
South of the village is the Yang Yang Reserve around the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. It was at this reserve that a survey was conducted by F.P. McCabe in 1849. A hotel was in existence beside a river ford by the late 1850s and a township was set out in the mid-1860s. The proposed name of Pimpaympa was rejected, the executive council choosing Maude for reasons unknown.