Murray Valley Highway at Nyah
|LGA(s)||Rural City of Swan Hill|
|State electorate(s)||Swan Hill|
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 2006 census, Nyah had a population of 323.
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.
The Post Office opened on 4 May 1894 (though known as Tyntynder for some months) 
Golfers play at the course of the Nyah District Golf Club on the Murray Valley Highway.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nyah (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- Adams, Victoria; Wallace, Simon (2005-02-25). "New Australia, Cosme and Nyah". Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mildura Swan Hill. Retrieved 2007-06-04. [dead link]
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- Full Points Footy, Nyah-Nyah West, retrieved 2008-07-25[dead link]
- Australian Harness Racing, Nyah, retrieved 2009-05-11
- Golf Select, Nyah District, retrieved 2009-05-11
Media related to Nyah, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons
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