Speewa, New South Wales

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Speewa
New South Wales
SpeewaFerry.JPG
The Speewa Ferry
Speewa is located in New South Wales
Speewa
Speewa
Coordinates 35°12′S 143°34′E / 35.200°S 143.567°E / -35.200; 143.567Coordinates: 35°12′S 143°34′E / 35.200°S 143.567°E / -35.200; 143.567
Postcode(s) 2735
LGA(s) Murray River Council
County Wakool
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Speewa is a rural locality in the Riverina District of New South Wales, Australia near the Murray River in Murray River Council local government area.

It is connected to the locality of Speewa, Victoria by the Speewa Ferry across the Murray. It is unusual in that it shares its name with a contiguous locality in Victoria; the post office having been based in Victoria from 1924 until 1964, before moving to New South Wales until it closed in 1973. [1]

Speewa Island[edit]

Speewa Creek is an anabranch of the Murray River and at times of greater flow encloses most of the area of Speewa as Speewa Island. The upstream section of Speewa Creek is now usually dry with the island existing in name only. Speewa Island is adjacent to, and downstream from, Beveridge Island in Victoria.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 

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