Kooringal, New South Wales

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Kooringal
Wagga Wagga
Kooringal-NSW.jpg
Suburb of Kooringal
Population 7,422 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2650
LGA(s) City of Wagga Wagga
County Wynyard
Parish South Wagga Wagga
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina
Suburbs around Kooringal:
Turvey Park Wagga Wagga East Wagga Wagga
Mount Austin Kooringal Forest Hill
Tatton Lake Albert Forest Hill

Kooringal is a suburb of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Kooringal is thought to mean "Side of a Hill" in the Wiradjuri aboriginal language.[2] Kooringal is located approximately 4 km from the CBD along Lake Albert Road. Kooringal is the basis for growth in the eastern section of Wagga Wagga. Kooringal High School, on Ziegler Avenue is the largest secondary school in Wagga Wagga. The Kooringal area is also home to other schools including Kooringal Public School, Sturt Public School and the Sacred Heart School. Kooringal has a large suburban shopping centre known as Kooringal Mall and it consists of a Woolworths supermarket, McDonald's, Civic Video, Domino's Pizza, Australia Post retail store and various specialty stores.

History[edit]

The suburb of Kooringal was a dairy and grazing property and homestead in the 1960s which was also named Kooringal.[2] Kooringal was originally called Henwood Park Settlement due to the extensive area subdivided by pastoralist, Stan Henwood. "Darrung" Post Office established in Henwood Park Settlement at the request of locals however the name disappeared when the Wagga Wagga City Council named the suburb Kooringal after the property.[2] Stage one of The Kooringal Mall with ten shops was established in October 1968 and stage two was completed in August 1971 with another nine shops added.[3]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kooringal (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b c William R. Ellis (1990), The Street Names Of Wagga Wagga (Book), Wagga Wagga City Council 
  3. ^ Morris, Sherry (1999). Wagga Wagga A History. Bobby Graham Publishers. ISBN 0-7316-4734-3. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°08′06″S 147°22′34″E / 35.135°S 147.376°E / -35.135; 147.376