Grong Grong

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Grong Grong
New South Wales
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The town of Grong Grong
Grong Grong is located in New South Wales
Grong Grong
Grong Grong
Coordinates 34°43′0″S 146°47′0″E / 34.71667°S 146.78333°E / -34.71667; 146.78333Coordinates: 34°43′0″S 146°47′0″E / 34.71667°S 146.78333°E / -34.71667; 146.78333
Population 537 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2652
Elevation 162 m (531 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Narrandera Shire
County Bourke
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Grong Grong /ˈɡrɒŋ ˈɡrɒŋ/ is a small town in New South Wales, Australia on the Newell Highway, 23 kilometres (14 mi) east of Narrandera in Narrandera Shire. At the 2006 census, Grong Grong had a population of 537 people.[1]

The name Grong Grong is an Aboriginal term meaning "bad camping ground" or "very bad camping ground".[2][3]

Grong Grong Post Office opened on 1 November 1881.[4]

This town has a railway station on the Hay branch off the Main South Line. However, the line has closed so with it has the station. Only part of the line is used by a weekly passenger train to Griffith which does not stop at the station. Grong Grong can be accessed by coaches that stop at the town on the way to Hay and Mildura.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Grong Grong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Place Names of Australia, A. W. Reed, ISBN 0-589-07115-7, page 110.
  3. ^ Grong Grong page Geoscience Australia
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 

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Media related to Grong Grong, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line
towards Junee