Kywong, New South Wales

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Kywong
New South Wales
KywongSiding.jpg
Kywong Railway Siding - closed 1975
Kywong is located in New South Wales
Kywong
Kywong
Coordinates 34°59′0″S 146°44′0″E / 34.98333°S 146.73333°E / -34.98333; 146.73333Coordinates: 34°59′0″S 146°44′0″E / 34.98333°S 146.73333°E / -34.98333; 146.73333
Postcode(s) 2700
Location
LGA(s) Narrandera Shire
County Mitchell
State electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Kywong is a rural locality in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The locality is situated on the Sturt Highway, 520 kilometres south west of the state capital, Sydney and 64 kilometres west of Wagga Wagga.

Kywong was the terminus of a branch line of the Main Southern railway line, opened in 1929 and closed in 1975.[1] Shortly after, the Government Grain Elevators, later known as the Australian Wheat Board (AWB), constructed silos at Kywong for the storage of grain prior to rail transport to markets. The Kywong Public School opened in 1940 and closed in 1985. In 2001, the owners of the Kywong silos, GrainCorp announced their closure.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kywong Branch". www.nswrail.net. Retrieved 2007-02-02. 
  2. ^ Tompson, Clem. "Kywong". Retrieved 2007-02-02.