Mount Fairy

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Mount Fairy
New South Wales
Mount Fairy, looking towards Lake George 1.jpg
Mount Fairy, looking towards Capital Wind Farm
Mount Fairy is located in New South Wales
Mount Fairy
Mount Fairy
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°09′57″S 149°35′02″E / 35.16583°S 149.58389°E / -35.16583; 149.58389Coordinates: 35°09′57″S 149°35′02″E / 35.16583°S 149.58389°E / -35.16583; 149.58389
Population 205 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2580
Location 59 km (37 mi) ENE of Canberra
LGA(s) Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Region Southern Tablelands
County Murray
Parish Merigan, Fairy Meadow
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Localities around Mount Fairy:
Currawang Tarago Tarago
Tarago Mount Fairy Boro
Bungendore Mulloon Manar

Mount Fairy is a locality in the Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council, New South Wales, Australia. It is located to the east of the BungendoreTarago road.[2][3] At the 2016 census, it had a population of 205.[1]

Bombala railway line, looking north to former Mount Fairy railway station

Mount Fairy had a railway station on the Bombala railway line from 1886 to 1975. Its original name was Fairy Meadow, the name of the parish lying south of Merigan (which includes most of Mount Fairy) in the Mulloon area, but it was renamed to its current name in 1903.[4]

Mount Fairy had a state school from 1910 to 1931 and from 1946 to 1951, which generally operated as a "provisional" school, but it was a "half-time" school from 1929 to 1931.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Fairy". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mount Fairy". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mount Fairy". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Mount Fairy station". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mount Fairy school in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 21 July 2017.