Pilliga, New South Wales
New South Wales
The main street of Pilliga
|Population||273 (2006 census)|
|State electorate(s)||Barwon, Tamworth|
It is located near the Pilliga Forest, which supports a rich assortment of bird life and a significant timber harvesting industry. At the 2006 census, Pilliga had a population of 273 people. The place name is derived from an Aboriginal word for "swamp oaks". The Pilliga post office opened on 1 January 1867.
In 1902 the Pilliga artesian bore baths were constructed as a permanent town water supply. These baths have become a popular swimming and therapeutic spot for residents and visitors. The water temperature of the Pilliga bore is 37 °C (99 °F).
The village has a store, police station, post office and school which has about 16 enrolled pupils.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Pilliga (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
- "Pilliga". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- Rolls, Eric C. (1981). A million wild acres: 200 years of man and an Australian forest. Melbourne: Nelson. p. 465. ISBN 0-17-005302-4.
- Western New South Wales Yowies Retrieved 2010-10-29
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