Yarramalong, New South Wales

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Yarramalong
Central CoastNew South Wales
Yarramalong Village.jpg
Main street of Yarramalong
Yarramalong is located in New South Wales
Yarramalong
Yarramalong
Coordinates 33°13′23″S 151°17′06″E / 33.223°S 151.285°E / -33.223; 151.285Coordinates: 33°13′23″S 151°17′06″E / 33.223°S 151.285°E / -33.223; 151.285
Population 468 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 17.73/km2 (45.91/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2259
Area 26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Location 20 km (12 mi) WNW of Wyong
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Eglington
State electorate(s) Wyong
Federal Division(s) Dobell
Suburbs around Yarramalong:
Cedar Brush Creek Ravensdale Jilliby
Kulnura Yarramalong Wyong Creek
Kulnura Kulnura Wyong Creek

Yarramalong (cedar country)[2] is a township and suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) upstream from Wyong along the Wyong River. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

The Yarramalong township has: Rural Fire Station, two cemeteries, public school (which closed down recently and is now used for community purposes), general store/petrol station, bottle shop/guest house and a hall which was originally an art hall but is now also used for community purposes. Busways now only operates a school bus service between Yarramalong and Wyong. It was acquired from Yarramalong Bus Lines in 2008.[3]

Yarramalong Valley is the home of many horse studs, turf farms, citrus crops as well as a macadamia nut farm and a lavender farm.

The Great North Walk also passes through Yarramalong to Cedar Brush Creek to the North and Kulnura.

History of Yarramalong[edit]

The Yarramalong Valley is in the land of the Darkinjung people. The name derives from the aboriginal words, "Yarraman," meaning horse, and "long" meaning place.[4] Yarraman is thought to be derived from the word "yira" or "yera" which means large teeth, possibly from one of the Sydney languages.

The Yarramalong Valley was first permanently settled by in 1856 by the Stinson and Waters families of Maitland. Prior to the 1850s the valley was logged by timber cutters driving teams of oxen from Wollombi and Maitland.[5]

Yarramalong Public School opened in 1870 to serve the growing community in the Yarramalong Valley.[6] The school ceased operation in 2008 due to falling student numbers.[7]

Yarramalong is the site of St Barnabas Church. Built in 1877 it is one of the oldest churches in Central Coast Council and now under a permanent conservation order.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yarramalong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yarramalong". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Errol (20 February 2008). "End of era for bus pioneers". Central Coast Express Advocate. p. 9. 
  4. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167859681?searchTerm=bumble%20aboriginal%20yarramalong&searchLimits=#pstart17158386
  5. ^ http://www.yarramalong.info/about/history/, History of Yarramalong
  6. ^ http://www.yarramalon-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/about/index.html, Yarramalong Public School, About Our School
  7. ^ http://express-advocate-gosford.whereilive.com.au/news/story/battle-to-save-heritage-yarramalong-school/, "Battle to save heritage Yarramalong school", Central Coast Express Advocate, 20 October 2009

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