Collingullie

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Collingullie
New South Wales
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General Store at Collingullie
Collingullie is located in New South Wales
Collingullie
Collingullie
Coordinates 35°5′19″S 147°7′44″E / 35.08861°S 147.12889°E / -35.08861; 147.12889Coordinates: 35°5′19″S 147°7′44″E / 35.08861°S 147.12889°E / -35.08861; 147.12889
Population 221 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2650
Location
LGA(s) City of Wagga Wagga
County Mitchell
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Collingullie (/ˈkɒlɪnɡʌli/) is a village 26 kilometres (16 mi) north-west of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The village is located on the Sturt Highway, between Wagga Wagga and Narrandera, at the crossroads with the road to Lockhart.

At the 2016 census, Collingullie had a population of 221 people.[1] The name, Collingullie, could have derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'boggy ground'.[3]

Collingullie Post Office opened on 1 August 1879 and closed in 1982.[4] The town's school, Collingullie Public School which has 56 students, is located on Urana Street.[5]

In recent years the tiny village of Collingullie has produced two Australian Football League draftees – Matthew Kennedy and Harry Perryman, both playing for the Greater Western Sydney Football Club.[6]

Bridge over Murrumbidgee River on Millwood to Collingullie road
CollingulliePark

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Collingullie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Collingullie". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Collingullie Public School". New South Wales Public Schools. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. ^ The tiny NSW village producing AFL stars. The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 May 2017

External links[edit]

Media related to Collingullie at Wikimedia Commons