Mount Tilga

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Mount Tilga
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View from the top of Mount Tilga, not quite the omphalos of New South Wales
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)[1]
Location
Mount Tilga is located in New South Wales
Mount Tilga
Mount Tilga
Location in New South Wales
Location Condobolin, Central West region of New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°01′31″S 147°08′10″E / 33.02528°S 147.13611°E / -33.02528; 147.13611Coordinates: 33°01′31″S 147°08′10″E / 33.02528°S 147.13611°E / -33.02528; 147.13611[2]

Mount Tilga, a hill located near Condobolin in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, was said to be the exact centre of New South Wales.[3][4][5]

However, establishing the centre of an irregular shape is not a straightforward matter. Just where the centre of the State lies is open to dispute. According to Geoscience Australia a possible centre for New South Wales is just off Cockies Road, 33 kilometres (21 mi) west-north-west of Tottenham, a small town 110 kilometres (68 mi) west of Dubbo. This spot, (32°09′48″S 147°01′00″E / 32.16333°S 147.01667°E / -32.16333; 147.01667) south of the Fiveways Intersection, is marked by a cairn constructed for Australia's Bicentennial celebrations in 1988.[6]

Mount Tilga is 307 metres (1,007 ft) above sea level[1] and it rises sharply out of the plain, approximately 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Condobolin.

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Mount Tilga, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Mount Tilga". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Condobolin, Parkes & Forbes NSW & ACT Australia". Travel guide. Total Travel Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2006. 
  4. ^ "Condobolin". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mount Tilga - Condobolin". VisitNSW. Destination NSW. 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Centre of Australia, States and Territories". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2004. Archived from the original on 8 January 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2006.