Nowa Nowa, Victoria

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Nowa Nowa
Victoria
Nowa Nowa Intersection Overview, Vic, 21.3.2009.jpg
Central part of town on the Princes Highway
Nowa Nowa is located in Shire of East Gippsland
Nowa Nowa
Nowa Nowa
Coordinates 37°43′0″S 148°06′0″E / 37.71667°S 148.10000°E / -37.71667; 148.10000Coordinates: 37°43′0″S 148°06′0″E / 37.71667°S 148.10000°E / -37.71667; 148.10000
Population 144 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3887
Elevation 30 m (98 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of East Gippsland
State electorate(s) Gippsland East
Federal Division(s) Gippsland
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.3 °C
69 °F
7.3 °C
45 °F
857.2 mm
33.7 in

Nowa Nowa is a small town in the Australian state of Victoria. It is in East Gippsland, near Lakes Entrance. At the 2006 census, Nowa Nowa and the surrounding area had a population of 144.[1]

History[edit]

Nowa Nowa Post Office opened on 11 March 1893, though closed for about five years 1895 to 1900.[2]

Boat ramp on the upper reaches of the Lake Tyers arm near the junction with Boggy Creek

Nowa Nowa railway station on the former Orbost railway line opened in April 1916, with the line closing in 1987.[3]

Commercial area[edit]

Nowa Nowa has been a timber town relying on local mills for income, however this is no longer the case. There is currently only one mill operating. There are two caravan parks, one general store, one hotel/motel, and art galleries. Nowa Nowa is the home of the Nowa Nowa Nudes Art Show held in November each year.

Scenery[edit]

The Nowa Nowa arm of Lake Tyers starts in Nowa Nowa and this is a picturesque part of the town with picnic grounds and good fishing spots. There are many walks signposted in the area with birds and other wildlife in abundance. One of these is the East Gippsland Rail Trail which lies on the route of the old Orbost railway line and passes through Nowa Nowa.

Mount Nowa Nowa, 2 km NNE of the town has an old wooden fire-tower. Boggy Creek Gorge is on the northern edge of the town.

Nowa Nowa store and hotel on the Lakes Entrance road, with the East Gippsland Rail Trail passing through town

Climate[edit]

Toorloo Arm, Princes Highway, Nowa Nowa

Nowa Nowa has a mild oceanic climate (Csb) with warm summers and cool winters, and moderate rainfall spread throughout the year.

Climate data for Nowa Nowa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.3
(111.7)
43.2
(109.8)
39.4
(102.9)
32.9
(91.2)
28.5
(83.3)
22.2
(72)
23.1
(73.6)
24.8
(76.6)
31.3
(88.3)
31.8
(89.2)
37.6
(99.7)
37.7
(99.9)
44.3
(111.7)
Average high °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
25.8
(78.4)
24.3
(75.7)
21.3
(70.3)
18.0
(64.4)
14.8
(58.6)
15.0
(59)
15.9
(60.6)
18.4
(65.1)
20.5
(68.9)
21.4
(70.5)
24.3
(75.7)
20.5
(68.9)
Average low °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
12.9
(55.2)
11.0
(51.8)
7.8
(46)
5.6
(42.1)
2.8
(37)
2.0
(35.6)
2.8
(37)
4.5
(40.1)
7.0
(44.6)
8.6
(47.5)
10.6
(51.1)
7.3
(45.1)
Record low °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
3.9
(39)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.8
(28.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
−3.7
(25.3)
−4.4
(24.1)
−3.7
(25.3)
−2.3
(27.9)
0.2
(32.4)
1.8
(35.2)
2.9
(37.2)
−4.4
(24.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64.0
(2.52)
54.9
(2.161)
59.7
(2.35)
67.6
(2.661)
72.3
(2.846)
91.7
(3.61)
63.6
(2.504)
62.2
(2.449)
71.1
(2.799)
78.0
(3.071)
88.0
(3.465)
80.6
(3.173)
866.7
(34.122)
Average precipitation days 8.6 7.9 9.1 9.0 11.7 12.2 12.1 12.8 12.1 12.7 11.3 10.6 130.1
Source: [4] (temperatures, 1948-1975; rainfall, 1948-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nowa Nowa (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ "Nowa Nowa". Victorian Railway Stations. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  4. ^ "Climate statistics for Nowa Nowa". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 1 February 2017.