Mangoplah

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Mangoplah
New South Wales
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Mangoplah Hall
Mangoplah is located in New South Wales
Mangoplah
Mangoplah
Coordinates 35°22′54″S 147°14′34″E / 35.38167°S 147.24278°E / -35.38167; 147.24278Coordinates: 35°22′54″S 147°14′34″E / 35.38167°S 147.24278°E / -35.38167; 147.24278
Population 689 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1920s
Postcode(s) 2652
Location
LGA(s) City of Wagga Wagga
County Mitchell
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Mangoplah /ˈmæŋɡplɑː/ is a town approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi) south of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Mangoplah had a population of 689.[1] The name of the town is believed to mean "Kooris singing" in the Wiradjuri aboriginal language.[2]

History[edit]

Mangoplah Post Office opened on 1 September 1880, closed in 1885 and reopened in 1911.[3]

A hotel and grain silo was built in 1923, and a railway station operated in the town from 1925 until 1956 - a bushfire in 1952[4] forced its closure.

Mangoplah was formerly within the Shire of Kyeamba until 1 January 1981 when the Shire was amalgamated with the Shire of Mitchell into the City of Wagga Wagga.[5]

Today[edit]

The town contains a pub, hall, two churches, a general store and a rural produce distributor. The primary school in Mangoplah operated until its closure in 2013.[6] The local Australian rules football team is the Mangoplah Cookardinia United-Eastlakes Football Club. The official mascot for the club is the goanna. The three football grades and the netball teams compete in the Riverina Football League.

Mangoplah is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of Livingstone National Park.

References[edit]

Mangoplah Hall
  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mangoplah (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mangoplah". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Andrew (July 2004). "Nature of Severe Fire Events" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 1 June 2007.  - commissioned for Department of Urban Services, ACT Government
  5. ^ Ellis, William (1990). The Street Names Of Wagga Wagga - Incorporating the names of the Streets, Suburban Areas, Parks and some other features of the City of Wagga Wagga. Wagga Wagga City Council. 
  6. ^ http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/1269591/school-community-let-down-in-closure/

External links[edit]

Media related to Mangoplah at Wikimedia Commons