Wallaroo, New South Wales

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Wallaroo
New South Wales
St Sava New Kalenich Monastery.jpg
Church of St Sava at the New Kalenich Monastery, Wallaroo
Wallaroo is located in New South Wales
Wallaroo
Wallaroo
Coordinates35°08′08″S 149°00′38″E / 35.13556°S 149.01056°E / -35.13556; 149.01056Coordinates: 35°08′08″S 149°00′38″E / 35.13556°S 149.01056°E / -35.13556; 149.01056
Population707 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2618
Location
LGA(s)Yass Valley Shire
CountyMurray
ParishWallaroo
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Localities around Wallaroo:
Cavan Jeir Springrange
Mullion Wallaroo Gungahlin
Uriarra Belconnen Gungahlin
Aerial view of Wallaroo, from north west with Canberra in the background

Wallaroo is a rural locality in New South Wales close to the Australian Capital Territory. It lies north of the Australian Capital Territory border, north west of Hall, west of the Barton Highway, and east of the Murrumbidgee River. It is approximately 19 kilometres north-west of the Australian city of Canberra.[2] At the 2016 census, it had a population of 707.[1]

The cadastral unit in the area is known as Wallaroo Parish.[3] Between 1981-1990, the Serbian Orthodox Church constructed the St. Sava monastery at Wallaroo. Established as the headquarters of the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand, the church is modeled on the Kalenić monastery in Serbia, built in the 15th century.[4]

Namesakes[edit]

There is also a Wallaroo Parish, near Dubbo in Lincoln County, New South Wales that is not near this locality (approximately 350 kilometres away).

There is also a Wallaroo in South Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wallaroo (NSW)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wallaroo". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-gmod83 map of area
  4. ^ "Saint Sava Monastery - Church "New Kalenich"". Retrieved 25 January 2015.

External links[edit]

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