Curlwaa, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Abbotsford bridge from victoria.jpg
Curlwaa is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°06′S 141°58′E / 34.100°S 141.967°E / -34.100; 141.967Coordinates: 34°06′S 141°58′E / 34.100°S 141.967°E / -34.100; 141.967
Population 405 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2648
Location 4 km (2 mi) east of Wentworth
LGA(s) Wentworth Shire
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Curlwaa is a locality in New South Wales, Australia.

Curlwaa is an irrigation settlement a few kilometres upstream of Wentworth on the Murray River in far southwestern New South Wales. Curlwaa holds the distinction of being the first Government irrigation scheme in New South Wales, established in 1890.

Abbotsford Bridge[edit]

The Abbotsford Bridge spans the Murray River between Yelta, Victoria and Curlwaa, New South Wales. It was named after Joseph Palmer Abbott[2][3] who was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1880 and later became the member for Wentworth in 1887. The bridge was opened on 10 July 1928 by the Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair KCB KBE MVO, Governor of New South Wales.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Curlwaa (Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  2. ^ "THE NEW SOUTH WALES PARLIAMENT.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 29 June 1889. p. 10. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ James, C. J. Curlwaa / by C. J. James and P. L. Taylor. [Curlwaa, N.S.W.] : Curlwaa Fruitgrowers Association, 1988. Description: viii, 120 p. : ISBN 0731655761