Savernake, New South Wales

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Savernake
New South Wales
SavernakeEntry.JPG
The entry to Savernake approaching from Berrigan.
Savernake is located in New South Wales
Savernake
Savernake
Coordinates 35°44′0″S 146°03′0″E / 35.73333°S 146.05000°E / -35.73333; 146.05000Coordinates: 35°44′0″S 146°03′0″E / 35.73333°S 146.05000°E / -35.73333; 146.05000
Postcode(s) 2646
Location
LGA(s) Federation Council
County Denison
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Savernake (/ˈsævərnæk/ SAV-ər-nak) is a village and rural community in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The village is located on the Riverina Highway, east of Berrigan, and in the Federation Council local government area.

History[edit]

The first Savernake Post Office opened on 1 January 1890 and was renamed Warmatta in 1892 (and closed in 1927). The second Savernake Post Office opened in 1895 and closed in 1994.[1]

Today[edit]

The village consists of a hall, primary school, a now abandoned shop and a few houses. The hall is used from time to time by the HotHouse theatre group, based in Albury-Wodonga, for small touring theatrical productions.[2]

The main agricultural products of the area include sheep (for meat and wool), beef cattle, dryland cropping and pig production as well as some irrigated rice production.[3]

The Savernake area has been part of a CSIRO project to understand the role of remnant woodlands in agricultural landscapes.[4]

External links[edit]

Media related to Savernake, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
  2. ^ HotHouse Theatre – Touring. Retrieved 19 January 2007.
  3. ^ CSIRO – SAND research project - Agriculture in the Savernake region. Retrieved 19 January 2007.
  4. ^ CSIRO SAND research project. Retrieved 19 January 2007.