Weemelah, New South Wales

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Weemelah is a small village in Moree Plains Shire, New South Wales, Australia. It is 3 km north off the Carnarvon Highway and 27 km east of Mungindi. At the 2006 census, Weemelah had a population of 139.[1]

The main industry is agriculture. The Country Women's Association of New South Wales meets in Weemelah Hall. The nearest public transport is at Moree railway station. There are no schools in Weemelah, local children travel to Mungindi for their education.

The residents of Weemelah were isolated in January 2004 after local flooding.[2]

Weemalah is situated on the Mungindi, or North West railway line, 762 km from Sydney.[3] A railway station opened in 1914 as Bunarba and was renamed Weemalah in 1926. Passenger trains operated to Moree between 1926 and 1974,[4] the station has now been removed and no trace remains. Large grain loading facilities still remain however, and Weemalah marks the northernmost point of grain train operation on the line; the line to Mungindi is closed beyond this location.

Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Mungindi
Mungindi Line
towards Werris Creek

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Weemelah (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Dick, Tim (2004-01-20). "It all comes out in the wash, and it's not all bad". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2006-10-26. 
  3. ^ Weemalah Railway Station. NSWrail.net. Accessed 1 April 2008.
  4. ^ Milne, R. A History of the Mungindi Branch Line. Bulletin, Vol 46, no 691. May 1995. ARHS NSW Division.

Coordinates: 29°01′S 149°15′E / 29.017°S 149.250°E / -29.017; 149.250