Ganmain

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Ganmain
New South Wales
GanmainYesteryearPhotographedToday.jpg
Main Street of Ganmain as it is today
- complete with vintage cars
Ganmain is located in New South Wales
Ganmain
Ganmain
Coordinates 34°48′0″S 147°02′0″E / 34.80000°S 147.03333°E / -34.80000; 147.03333Coordinates: 34°48′0″S 147°02′0″E / 34.80000°S 147.03333°E / -34.80000; 147.03333
Population 648 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2702
Location
LGA(s) Coolamon Shire Council
County Bourke
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Ganmain is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Ganmain is located around 55 kilometres (34 mi) north west of Wagga Wagga, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Narrandera. Ganmain is in the Coolamon Shire local government area and had a population at the 2006 census of 648.[1]

The town name is said to be an Aboriginal word meaning "Crown scenes on the Moon for tribal reasons" or "native decorated with scars"[2]

History[edit]

Boggy Creek Post Office opened on 10 December 1888, was renamed Derry in 1894 and Ganmain later the same year.[3]

Today[edit]

Ganmain is the self-proclaimed "Sheaf Hay centre of Australia" and has produced chaff for many leading racehorse trainers in Australia. The Big Haystack in Pioneer Park reflects this background.

The town has two primary schools, Ganmain Public School and St. Brendan's Catholic Primary School.

Ganmain is the home of the famous Ganmain Pies, sold at the Ganmain Bakery. They can be brought throughout the Riverina.[4]

Australian rules football is the most popular sport with the local team, Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong playing in the Riverina Football League.

Notable people from Ganmain[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ganmain (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Ganmain". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  4. ^ "ABC Rural Bush Telegraph". Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line
towards Junee