Temora, New South Wales
New South Wales
Temora Court House, constructed in 1902
|Population||3,874 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||302 m (991 ft)|
Temora // is a town in the north-east of the Riverina area of New South Wales, 418 kilometres (260 mi) south-west of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2011 census the urban population of Temora was 3,874. The name "Temora" is derived from a Celtic term, which means "an eminence commanding a wide view."
Temora started as a pastoral station in 1847. Gold was discovered later in the area, and a small village established. Temora Post Office opened on 1 February 1874 and was renamed West Temora in 1880 on the same day an existing East Temora office was renamed Temora.
The Temora area has a variety of agricultural and farming industries including wheat and canola and sheep. It has the second largest honey producer in Australia.
Aviation is well represented with the Temora Aero Club located at Temora Airport. The Aero Club caters for GA, RAA and Gliding flying and instruction.
Skydive Temora also operates at the airport providing Tandem Skydives as well as solo and advanced skydiving training courses.
Temora has been reported as being the friendliest town in New South Wales, following a series of mentions in the Sydney Morning Herald's Column 8, which organised a bus trip to the town for Sydney readers in 2005.
Temora High School is a comprehensive high school located in a rural setting. It was established in 1952. Temora High School has an outstanding record of achievement both academic and sporting, consistently achieving some of the best HSC results in the Riverina. In 2003 Temora High School was awarded a Director-General’s Excellence Award for Senior School Achievement and Support.
Paleface Adios Memorial
- Trent Barrett, Former National Rugby League and English Super League footballer who played for Illawarra Steelers, St George Illawarra Dragons, Wigan Warriors, Cronulla Sharks, NSW and Australia.
- Dr. Brett Fritsch, orthopaedic surgeon and former multiple world, Australasian and Australian barefoot skiing champion.
- Brett Firman, National Rugby League footballer.
- Todd Payten, National Rugby League footballer, currently playing for Wests Tigers.
- Josh McCrone, National Rugby League footballer, currently playing for the Canberra Raiders.
- Ryan Hinchcliffe, National Rugby League footballer, currently playing for the Melbourne Storm.
- Raymond Hogan, a cricketer who played first-class cricket in England for Northamptonshire.
- Steve Reardon, Former National Rugby League footballer for the Canterbury Bullldogs.
- Brad Kahlefeldt World champion triathlete
- Cate Shortland (born 1968) is an Australian writer and director of film and television.
- Mark Kerry, Olympic gold medal swimmer, member of the "Quietly Confident Quartet".
- Archer Denness, an Australian Army officer who won the Military Cross at the Battle of Yongju in 1950, during the Korean War.
- Luke Breust, Australian Football League footballer, currently playing for Hawthorn.
- Hon. Roddy Meagher QC, Former NSW Judge of Appeal
- Scott Reardon, World Champion Water-Skier and Australian Paralympian.
- Dr. Graham Norton, Neurologist and General Physician, former head of General Medicine at Modbury Hospital
- Don McAlpine, cinema photographer. Between 1972 - 2013 directed filming for fifty five Australian and international films.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Temora (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- Nutting, David (2001). "German Settlement in New South Wales in the 19th Century". German Australia. David Nutting. Retrieved 2006-09-22.
- "Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII". History. Temora Aviation Museum. Retrieved 2006-09-21.
- Lewis, Daniel (2006-09-16). "Shopping baron launches Spitfire on south-western front". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2006-09-21.
- Column 8 Editorial team (2006-12-28). "Column 8". The Sydney Morning Herald.
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