New South Wales
Main Street of Ganmain as it is today
- complete with vintage cars
|Population||614 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Coolamon Shire Council|
Ganmain is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Ganmain is located around 55 kilometres (34 mi) north west of Wagga Wagga, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Narrandera. Ganmain is in the Coolamon Shire local government area and had a population at the 2011 census of 614.
Boggy Creek Post Office opened on 10 December 1888, was renamed Derry in 1894 and Ganmain later the same year.
Ganmain is the self-proclaimed "Sheaf Hay centre of Australia" and has produced chaff for many leading racehorse trainers in Australia. The Big Haystack in Pioneer Park reflects this background.
The town has two primary schools, Ganmain Public School and St. Brendan's Catholic Primary School.
Ganmain is the home of the famous Ganmain Pies, sold at the Ganmain Bakery. They can be bought throughout the Riverina.
Notable people from Ganmain
- Former Catholic Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, Francis Carroll.
- Former Sydney Swans Australian rules footballer, Dennis Carroll and North Melbourne's Frank Gumbleton.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ganmain.|
- Travelmate - Ganmain. Tourist information site.
- Coolamon Shire Council - Official website. Ganmain page.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ganmain (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
- "Ganmain". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- "ABC Rural Bush Telegraph". Retrieved 16 November 2009.
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