Widgiewa, New South Wales

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Widgiewa
New South Wales
WidgiewaSiding.JPG
Abandoned rail siding at Widgiewa
Widgiewa is located in New South Wales
Widgiewa
Widgiewa
Coordinates 35°02′39″S 146°11′50″E / 35.04417°S 146.19722°E / -35.04417; 146.19722Coordinates: 35°02′39″S 146°11′50″E / 35.04417°S 146.19722°E / -35.04417; 146.19722
Postcode(s) 2700
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Federation Council
County Urana
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Widgiewa is a small community in the central part of the Riverina. It is situated by road, about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south west from Morundah and 25 kilometres (16 mi) north east from Bundure.

The place name Widgiewa is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "What do you want?".[1]

Widgiewa was a station on the Tocumwal railway line. The station opened on 16 September 1884 and closed on 4 May 1975.[2]

Widgiewa Post Office opened on 15 March 1912 and closed in 1970.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Widgiewa". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Bozier, Rolfe; et al. "Tocumwal Branch". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 

External links[edit]

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