Delungra, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||575 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||602 m (1,975 ft)|
|State electorate(s)||Northern Tablelands|
|Federal Division(s)||New England|
Delungra was incorporated as a town in 1907 and celebrated the centenary of the town combined with Australia Day celebrations in 2007. An earlier Reedy Creek Post Office was renamed Delungra on 11 June 1906.
in 2015, Delungra was named Australia's lowest-earning postcode by the Australian Taxation Office, with a mean taxable income of just $21,691.
Delungra has two horse events each year, with campdrafting in March, and a horse sports weekend in October.
A number of annual events also occur throughout the year such as an Australia Day parade on 26 January, a Christmas parade followed by carols by candlelight at Christmas time. On 25 April and the 11 November there are remembrance services for those that have lost their lives during times of war.
While no temperature records are kept for Delungra, the Delungra Post Office has been keeping rainfall records since November 1924, and before that Gunnee Station (8 km north) kept records between 1879 and 1924. Below is annual rainfall statistics to 30 September 2011:
- Mean: 719.7mm
- High: 1,319.6mm (1879)
- Low: 388.6mm (1902)
The nearest automated weather stations are 30 km to the east at the Inverell Research Centre and 109 km to the west at the Moree Airport.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Delungra (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
- "Delungra chalks up 100 in style". Inverell Times. Retrieved 30 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Our Australia Day ambassador". Inverell Times. Retrieved 30 September 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Daily Rainfall for Delungra Post Office and Gunnee Station". Retrieved 30 September 2011.
|Preceding station||NSW Branch lines||Following station|