Tullamore, New South Wales

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Tullamore
New South Wales
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Tullamore is located in New South Wales
Tullamore
Tullamore
Coordinates 32°38′0″S 147°34′0″E / 32.63333°S 147.56667°E / -32.63333; 147.56667Coordinates: 32°38′0″S 147°34′0″E / 32.63333°S 147.56667°E / -32.63333; 147.56667
Population 211 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2874
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Parkes Shire
State electorate(s) Dubbo
Federal Division(s) Calare
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
24.5 °C
76 °F
10.0 °C
50 °F
485.4 mm
19.1 in

Tullamore is a small town in Parkes Shire in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Tullamore had a population of 211, most of which are elderly.[1]

It lies in wheat-growing country. Tullamore has a railway station on the Tottenham Branch line. It is served by a newly constructed medical centre and a K-12 central school. Tullamore is home to the Tullamore Irish Festival, which is held each Easter long weekend.

Tullamore is the first town mentioned in the original (Australian) version of the song "I've Been Everywhere".

History[edit]

The area known as Tullamore was first settled as "Bullock Creek" in 1870. The post office opened under that name on 1 April 1890.[2] It was then renamed Gobondery. In 1895 Jim Tully, whose family came from Tullamore in Ireland, built a hotel and called it "Tullie's Exchange Hotel". The Kerley family, also from the Tullamore area in Ireland, settled on a nearby property and called it Tullamore Station. It is believed that the town obtained its name from this property.[3] The post office was officially renamed "Tullamore" in 1895.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tullamore (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  2. ^ a b Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Tullamore Township, in the heart of NSW". tullamoreinc.com.au. Retrieved 7 March 2012.

External links[edit]

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