Mount Hope, New South Wales

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Mount Hope
New South Wales
Mount Hope is located in New South Wales
Mount Hope
Mount Hope
Coordinates 32°50′25″S 145°52′36.1″E / 32.84028°S 145.876694°E / -32.84028; 145.876694Coordinates: 32°50′25″S 145°52′36.1″E / 32.84028°S 145.876694°E / -32.84028; 145.876694
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Location 94 km (58 mi) N of Hillston

Mount Hope (elevation 223 m) is a settlement in western New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the Kidman Way, 94 kilometres north of Hillston and 160 km south of Cobar.

History[edit]

The town was once a busy copper mining town in the 1890-1920's. At the 2006 census, Mount Hope had a population of 53 people.[1] Much of the township was destroyed in a major bushfire in the 1950s. Travellers are warned that there is no fuel available in this village. It has its own crossover air strips still being used today. The only visible business open in the village is the Royal Hotel, commonly known as the "Mount Hope Pub".

Environment[edit]

Blocks of remnant mallee to the south, west and north-west of the town are included in the 2500 km2 Central NSW Mallee Important Bird Area because of its significance for bird conservation, especially of the Malleefowl and Red-lored Whistler.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mount Hope (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "IBA: Central NSW Mallee". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-06-14.