Merriwa, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Merriwa Bettington Street 001.JPG
Bettington Street (Golden Highway), the main street of Merriwa, 2017
Merriwa is located in New South Wales
Coordinates32°9′S 150°21′E / 32.150°S 150.350°E / -32.150; 150.350Coordinates: 32°9′S 150°21′E / 32.150°S 150.350°E / -32.150; 150.350
Population1,790 (2011 census)[1]
Location273 km (170 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s)Upper Hunter Shire

Merriwa is a town located in the Upper Hunter Shire, in the far west of the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

The town is located on the Golden Highway, 273 kilometres (170 mi) northwest of Sydney and about half way between Newcastle and Dubbo. At the 2011 census, Merriwa had a population of 1,790 people.[1] Up until 2004, Merriwa was part of the Merriwa Shire local government area, when it was merged with nearby Scone Shire and Murrurundi Shire councils to form the Upper Hunter Council.

Merriwa is host to the Festival Of The Fleeces every year, although in 2007 floods caused the festival to be stopped.

Heritage listings[edit]

Merriwa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Notable people[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Merriwa (SSC) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 January 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cottage Museum". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00259. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ Moran, Susannah (20 August 2000). "Ell Of A Way To Swan Around". The Sun-Herald. Cruiser Yacht. Archived from the original on 23 January 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

External links[edit]

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