Kamarah, New South Wales

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Kamarah
New South Wales
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Kamarah public hall
Kamarah is located in New South Wales
Kamarah
Kamarah
Coordinates 34°22′5″S 146°45′39″E / 34.36806°S 146.76083°E / -34.36806; 146.76083Coordinates: 34°22′5″S 146°45′39″E / 34.36806°S 146.76083°E / -34.36806; 146.76083
Population 130 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2665
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Narrandera Shire
County Cooper
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Kamarah, is a village community in the central north part of the Riverina. It is situated by road, about 11 kilometres west from Ardlethan and 12 kilometres east from Moombooldool. At the 2006 census, Kamarah had a population of 130 people.[1]

Kamarah was previously named By Goo. Its current name comes from the local Aboriginal word for 'sleep'.[2]

Bygoo Post Office opened on 2 December 1910, was renamed Kamarah next year and closed in 1986.[3]

The railway line in 1908. The station closed in 1975 however the line remains open for goods trains.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kamarah (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kamarah". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
  4. ^ Kamarah Station. NSWrail.net, accessed 10 November 2010.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Roto
Temora- Roto Line
towards Temora