Wyee, New South Wales

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Wyee
New South Wales
Wyee is located in New South Wales
Wyee
Wyee
Coordinates33°10′55″S 151°29′06″E / 33.182°S 151.485°E / -33.182; 151.485Coordinates: 33°10′55″S 151°29′06″E / 33.182°S 151.485°E / -33.182; 151.485
Population2,406 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2259
Location
LGA(s)City of Lake Macquarie
ParishMorisset
State electorate(s)Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s)Hunter
Localities around Wyee:
Mandalong Morisset Yee Point
Mandalong Wyee Mannering Park
Jilliby Bushells Ridge Doyalson

Wyee is a small town in the Lake Macquarie region of New South Wales, Australia, in the City of Lake Macquarie. It is near the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and has a railway station (opened 1892)[2] on NSW TrainLink's Central Coast & Newcastle Line. It had a population of 1,487 in 2001, which significantly increased to 2,588 in 2011, and decreased to 2,406 in 2016.

Wyee is said to be derived from an Awabakal Aboriginal term for "fire" or "place of bushfires".[3][4]

The Awabakal are the traditional people of this area.[5]

Wyee is part of the City of Lake Macquarie but it lacks a connection to sewer system; there are the Hunter Water Sewage Treatment Plant and the Wyong Shire Treatment Plant in the area.

Wyee Colliery, when State-owned, operated here 1962–2002.[6][7] It re-opened in 2004-5 as Mannering Colliery, operated by the Centennial Coal Coy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wyee (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wyee Railway Station". www.nswrail.net. Retrieved 30 November 2006.
  3. ^ http://history.lakemac.com.au/page-local-history.aspx?pid=1085&vid=20&tmpt=narrative&narid=94
  4. ^ http://ozdirectory.info/?s=wyee&searchtype=town
  5. ^ "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people". Lake Macquarie City Council. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  6. ^ List of New South Wales Coal Mines with Names of Owners, Managers, &c., and Addresses of Mines and Offices, 4 July 1966, Joint Coal Board, Sydney.
  7. ^ Location of Collieries and Holdings, Joint Coal Board, Sydney, 30 Sept 1967.

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