Wymah, New South Wales

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New South Wales
HumeDamMurrayArmWymahFerry 002.jpg
Wymah ferry December 2005 (when the Hume Dam was nearly full)
Wymah is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°59′42″S 147°16′12″E / 35.99500°S 147.27000°E / -35.99500; 147.27000Coordinates: 35°59′42″S 147°16′12″E / 35.99500°S 147.27000°E / -35.99500; 147.27000
Population 205 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2640
LGA(s) Greater Hume Shire Council
County Goulburn
State electorate(s) Albury

Wymah /ˈwmə/ is a rural community in the south east part of the Riverina very close to the border of Victoria, Australia. It is situated by road, about 11 kilometres (7 mi) south from Bowna and 23 kilometres (14 mi) west from Talmalmo. Wymah is situated on the Wymah River Road accessible from Bowna. At the 2006 census, Wymah had a population of 205.[1]

The place name is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "White Cockatoo".[2] Wagra Post Office opened on 1 February 1879, was renamed Wymah in 1912 and closed in 1952.[3]

The Wymah Ferry crosses the Murray River when the Hume Dam is full; in low water conditions the ferry can no longer operate.[citation needed]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wymah (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wymah". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11