Merriwa, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Merriwa is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°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
Population 1,790 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2329
Location 273 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 had its own local council, when it was merged with nearby Scone and Murrurundi 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.

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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. ^ Margaret Whitney has won many awards for her fruitcake, scones and jams at the royal Easter show. 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.