Rowena, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Rowena is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°48′S 148°55′E / 29.800°S 148.917°E / -29.800; 148.917Coordinates: 29°48′S 148°55′E / 29.800°S 148.917°E / -29.800; 148.917
Population 201 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2387
LGA(s) Walgett Shire
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes

Rowena is a small town in the far northeast of New South Wales, Australia, and lies in the Walgett Shire. It serves an agricultural community which consists of both dry and irrigated cropping as well as grazing. At the 2006 census, Rowena had a population of 201 people.[1]

A public school, which opened in 1923 and was rebuilt in 1996, serves the district.[2] The Pokataroo railway line passes through the town.[3]

The school has about 30 children with the last name Bartlett (2009). The town has a pub, a general store, and a post office, as well as an oval and a swimming pool.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rowena (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2009. 
  2. ^ NSW Department of Education. "School Mission Statement" (PDF). Rowena Public School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-18. 
  3. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Pokataroo Line". Retrieved 2007-09-19.