Wanganella, New South Wales

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Wanganella
New South Wales
WanganellaNewHall.JPG
Wanganella Hall, refurbished in 2007
Wanganella is located in New South Wales
Wanganella
Wanganella
Coordinates 35°11′S 144°48′E / 35.183°S 144.800°E / -35.183; 144.800Coordinates: 35°11′S 144°48′E / 35.183°S 144.800°E / -35.183; 144.800
Population 235 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2710
Location
County Townsend
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Wanganella /ˈwæŋɡənɛlə/ is a village community on the Billabong Creek in New South Wales, Australia. The settlement is on the Cobb Highway, located between Hay (to the north) and Deniliquin (to the south).  Wanganella is within the Conargo Shire Council local government area. At the 2006 census, Wanganella had a population of 235.[1]

History[edit]

Land was subdivided at Wanganella and in 1864 allotments were sold. A traveller passing through Wanganella in mid-1865 described the township as consisting "of two public houses, a blacksmith’s shop, and a shoemaker’s shop"; he also stated that "a neat bridge" had been erected over Billabong Creek.[2] Another report from 1865 stated there were twenty-five persons living at Wanganella, which had two inns, two stores and two butchers' shops.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate records have been kept for Wanganella since 1867. Temperature extremes are quite marked over the full year: the average maximum temperature in February is 31.6 °C (88.9 °F) and the average minimum temperature in July is 3.6 °C (38.5 °F). The average annual rainfall at Wanganella is 366.3 millimetres (14.4 in).[4]

Climate data for Wanganella
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.2
(88.2)
31.6
(88.9)
27.7
(81.9)
22.9
(73.2)
18.1
(64.6)
14.5
(58.1)
14.1
(57.4)
15.7
(60.3)
19.0
(66.2)
23.0
(73.4)
26.8
(80.2)
30.4
(86.7)
22.9
(73.2)
Average low °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
16.3
(61.3)
12.9
(55.2)
9.6
(49.3)
6.8
(44.2)
5.1
(41.2)
3.6
(38.5)
4.2
(39.6)
6.4
(43.5)
9.0
(48.2)
11.9
(53.4)
14.9
(58.8)
9.7
(49.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 26.6
(1.047)
27.3
(1.075)
29.9
(1.177)
27.1
(1.067)
34.9
(1.374)
35.5
(1.398)
30.7
(1.209)
32.1
(1.264)
32.2
(1.268)
33.8
(1.331)
27.0
(1.063)
27.2
(1.071)
364.4
(14.346)
Source: [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wanganella (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ ’A Tour in the Riverine District’ (letter to the editor), Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 1865, p. 2.
  3. ^ 'The Western Riverina: A History of Its Development' by James Jervis (Royal Australian Historical Society Journal and Proceedings Vol. XXXVIII 1952), p. 185 (citing Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November 1865).
  4. ^ Wanganella ("Zara" station) climate averages, Bureau of Meteorology.
  5. ^ "Climate statistics for". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 20 January 2014.