Bilbul, New South Wales

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Bilbul
New South Wales
BilbulGeneralStore2.JPG
The Bilbul General Store
Bilbul is located in New South Wales
Bilbul
Bilbul
Coordinates 34°16′30″S 146°9′0″E / 34.27500°S 146.15000°E / -34.27500; 146.15000Coordinates: 34°16′30″S 146°9′0″E / 34.27500°S 146.15000°E / -34.27500; 146.15000
Population 672 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2680
Location
LGA(s) City of Griffith
County Cooper
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Bilbul is a village in the central part of the Riverina and situated about 6 kilometres north-east from Griffith and 6 kilometres south-west from Yenda. Bilbul was named in honor of William T Bull,[3] an early landowner from the 1880s. The William Bull Brewery is located at Bilbul and named after William Bull,[3] and thus indirectly also after Bilbul.[3] The town had a population at the 2011 census census of 672 people.[1]

The head office of De Bortoli Wines, the makers of wine brands such as Noble One, a Botrytis Semillon,[4] is at Bilbul.[5]

Bilbul Post Office opened on 6 November 1922.[6]

Bilbul Public School was closed down in October 2011 after enrolments fell to an all-time low[7]. After over 80 years of operation, Bilbul lost its general store on March 31st 2017.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bilbul (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 March 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived March 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c "Bilbul Naming". Parliament of NSW. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Noble One". De Bortoli Wines. Archived from the original on 20 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Contact us". De Bortoli Wines. Retrieved 2008-09-13. 
  6. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  7. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-31/bilbul-public-school-to-close-doors/3609956
  8. ^ http://www.areanews.com.au/story/4531520/bilbul-store-to-close-doors/

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