Nyah

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Nyah
Victoria
Nyah Murray Valley Highway.JPG
Nyah is located in Rural City of Swan Hill
Nyah
Nyah
Coordinates 35°10′0″S 143°23′0″E / 35.16667°S 143.38333°E / -35.16667; 143.38333Coordinates: 35°10′0″S 143°23′0″E / 35.16667°S 143.38333°E / -35.16667; 143.38333
Population 483 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3594
Location
LGA(s) Rural City of Swan Hill
State electorate(s) Murray Plains
Federal Division(s) Mallee
Localities around Nyah:
Miralie Wood Wood New South Wales
Nyah West Nyah New South Wales
Nyah West Nyah West Vinifera

Nyah is a town in northern Victoria, Australia. The town is located on the Murray Valley Highway, in the Rural City of Swan Hill local government area, 365 kilometres (227 mi) north west of the state capital, Melbourne. At the 2011 census, Nyah had a population of 483.[1]

The town, on the banks of the Murray River was formed as the "Taverner Community Village Settlement" in the 1890s by Jim Thwaites as a utopian socialist community, one of many established along the Murray, including Waikerie in South Australia. The communities were established in imitation of the New Australia settlement of William Lane in Paraguay. Lack of access to water for fields and a falling-out of favour of socialism led to the end of state support for these communities.[2]

The Post Office opened on 4 May 1894 (though known as Tyntynder for some months) [3]

The town in conjunction with neighbouring township Nyah West has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Central Murray Football League.[4]

Nyah Harness Racing Club conducts regular meetings at its racetrack in the town.[5]

Golfers play at the course of the Nyah District Golf Club on the Murray Valley Highway.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Nyah (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Adams, Victoria; Wallace, Simon (2005-02-25). "New Australia, Cosme and Nyah". Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mildura Swan Hill. Retrieved 2007-06-04. [dead link]
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  4. ^ Full Points Footy, Nyah-Nyah West, retrieved 2008-07-25 [dead link]
  5. ^ Australian Harness Racing, Nyah, retrieved 2009-05-11 
  6. ^ Golf Select, Nyah District, retrieved 2009-05-11 

External links[edit]

Media related to Nyah, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons