Warrimoo, New South Wales

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Warrimoo
City of Blue MountainsNew South Wales
Warrimoo is located in New South Wales
Warrimoo
Warrimoo
Coordinates 33°43′S 150°36′E / 33.717°S 150.600°E / -33.717; 150.600Coordinates: 33°43′S 150°36′E / 33.717°S 150.600°E / -33.717; 150.600
Population 2,285 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2774
Location 75 km (47 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Blue Mountains
Federal Division(s) Macquarie
Localities around Warrimoo:
Valley Heights Valley Heights Hawkesbury Heights
Valley Heights Warrimoo Mount Riverview
Blaxland Mount Riverview

Warrimoo is a village in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Warrimoo is located 75 kilometres west of Sydney, in the local government area of the City of Blue Mountains. At the 2006 census, Warrimoo had a population of 2,285.[1]

Warrimoo (elevation: 273 metres) borders the townships/suburbs of Blaxland, Mount Riverview, Sun Valley and Valley Heights.

The village is served by a small public school (Warrimoo Public School), a private school (Wycliffe Christian school), a railway station and several shops including a post office. Warrimoo has a few escarpments and views that are quite untapped by tourism due to the size of the suburb and the "tucked away" nature of the bush trails where the lookouts are placed.

History[edit]

Warrimoo is an Aboriginal word meaning place of the eagle.[2]

In 1898, a railway station platform named Karabah was built in the area to service a developing estate, possibly sharing the same name. It had closed before World War I, but in 1918 a new station was built, not much further down the Blue Mountains line, named Warrimoo. This station burnt down in a bushfire in the 1950s and was subsequently rebuilt. Warrimoo came to national prominence during the devastating Black Christmas bushfires of 2001 that destroyed seven houses in Cross Street and one in Terrymont Road.

Transport[edit]

Warrimoo railway station is on the Blue Mountains Line of the NSW TrainLink intercity network.

Culture[edit]

The village slogan "Blinky Bill Territory" is in honour of author and illustrator Dorothy Wall, creator of the popular children's character Blinky Bill, who lived in Warrimoo between 1934 and 1937.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warrimoo (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Origin of Blue Mountains Town Names" Blue Mountains City Council
  3. ^ http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120406b.htm Australian Dictionary of Biography - Dorothy Wall

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