Yerong Creek

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Yerong Creek
New South Wales
YerongCreekHotel.JPG
Former hotel at Yerong Creek
Yerong Creek is located in New South Wales
Yerong Creek
Yerong Creek
Coordinates 35°23′0″S 147°04′0″E / 35.38333°S 147.06667°E / -35.38333; 147.06667Coordinates: 35°23′0″S 147°04′0″E / 35.38333°S 147.06667°E / -35.38333; 147.06667
Population 149 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2642
Location
LGA(s) Lockhart Shire
County Mitchell
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Yerong Creek is a town in the Riverina area of southern New South Wales. It is about 46 kilometres (29 mi) south-west of Wagga Wagga on the Olympic Highway. At the 2006 census, Yerong Creek had a population of 149.[1]

The village is serviced twice daily by NSW TrainLink XPT trains which travel along the Main Southern Railway line between Sydney and Melbourne (there is no stop listed in timetables for Yerong Creek; the nearest stations are The Rock to the north and Henty to the south.) The town is home to a small population and was the original home of the vintage rally.

Yerong Creek Post Office opened on 1 October 1882.[2]

Whilst Yerong Creek is predominantly a mixed farming and grazing area, it holds a claim in Australian history when in 1993 the XPT established the Australian Rail Speed Record of 193 kilometres per hour (120 mph) between a nearby area known as Table Top and the township [3]

Yerong Creek is also home to the vintage rally, an event which rather unfortunately does not exist anymore

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yerong Creek (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Travelmate - Yerong Creek, NSW

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