Birriwa, New South Wales

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Birriwa
New South Wales
BirriwaRailCrossing.JPG
Level crossing at Birriwa
Birriwa is located in New South Wales
Birriwa
Birriwa
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°07′13″S 149°28′01″E / 32.12028°S 149.46694°E / -32.12028; 149.46694Coordinates: 32°07′13″S 149°28′01″E / 32.12028°S 149.46694°E / -32.12028; 149.46694
Postcode(s) 2844
Location
LGA(s) Mid-Western Regional Council
State electorate(s) Orange
Federal Division(s) Parkes

Birriwa is a locality in central New South Wales, Australia.

Birriwa is located on the Castlereagh Highway in the central west of New South Wales between Gulgong and Dunedoo.

The Gwabegar railway line came to Birriwa and a station was opened there in 1909. There is no longer a passenger service, but a large grain silo remains in operation where the railway line crosses the Castlereagh Highway at a level crossing.

The Chinese bushranger Sam Poo shot and killed policeman John Ward at Birriwa in 1865.

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