Merriwa, New South Wales
New South Wales
Bettington Street (Golden Highway), the main street of Merriwa, 2017
|Population||1,790 (2011 census)|
|Location||273 km (170 mi) from Sydney|
|LGA(s)||Upper Hunter Shire|
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. 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.
Merriwa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Merriwa (SSC) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Cottage Museum". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00259. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- 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.
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