Nevertire, New South Wales

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Nevertire
New South Wales
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Mitchell Highway, Nevertire
Nevertire is located in New South Wales
Nevertire
Nevertire
Coordinates 31°51′S 147°43′E / 31.850°S 147.717°E / -31.850; 147.717Coordinates: 31°51′S 147°43′E / 31.850°S 147.717°E / -31.850; 147.717
Population 225 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s) Warren Shire


Nevertire is a rural village in New South Wales, Australia. It is located at the junction of the Mitchell Highway and the Oxley Highway, in Warren Shire. Nevertire is about 525 kilometres northwest of Sydney, 68 km north-west of Narromine and about 90 km from Dubbo. It is about 20 km south-west of Warren on the western end of the Oxley Highway.[2] At the 2011 census, Nevertire had a population of 225 people.[1]

History[edit]

Originally the village was known as Warren Pond. The Main West railway line reached Nevertire in 1882 and the local pub was already trading before the town was surveyed in 1883. The town was devastated by a cyclone on 28 December 1896.[3] The town once had a railway station, operated by the State Rail Authority of New South Wales but with the demise of country rail travel in the 1980s, the passenger services were replaced by a coach service run by CountryLink.

Services[edit]

Nevertire is at the junction of the Main Western railway line to Nyngan and the branch line to Warren. The village is now served by three CountryLink Coach services: one to Bourke, one to Nyngan and one to Cobar/Broken Hill. Bourke Coach operates four times per week, the Broken Hill coach operates daily, and the Nyngan coach, which also serves Warren, operates four times per week.

There is a large grain handling facility on the railway line, operated by GrainCorp, and served by Pacific National trains. The main building in Nevertire is the Nevertire hotel. This hotel serves as a bar, hotel, motel, post office and restaurant. There was also a General Store, of which business ceased many years ago, however, the building still exists, it is used for storage by the adjoining private residence. There is also a cafe, which has exchanged ownership several times since 2004, and is currently branded as the Nevertire Cafe.

Education[edit]

Nevertire Public school closed at the conclusion of the 2002 academic year, due to a lack of enrolments. Children in Nevertire now go to Warren Central School or St Mary's in Warren.

The village is the subject of Betty Casey’s poem Nevertire[3] and Henry Lawson once described it as the edge of the Great Grey Plain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nevertire (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Nevertire Retrieved on 2009-6-27
  3. ^ a b Readers Digest Guide to Australian Places, Reader’s Digest (Australia) Pty. Limited, Surry Hills N.S.W., 1993, ISBN 0-86438-399-1

External links[edit]

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