Baryulgil, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Elevation||666 m (2,185 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Clarence Valley Council|
|Federal Division(s)||Page, Cowper|
Baryulgil is a rural locality in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. The locality is on the Clarence River in the Clarence Valley Council local government area. It is the birthplace of Australian cricketer Jack Marsh and former boxer Tony Mundine.
The village of Baryulgil, sometimes locally referred to as "The Square", is situated on The Clarence Way, a scenic road between Tabulam and Copmanhurst. The village is situated a short distance from the Clarence River.
Baryulgil Post Office opened on 1 January 1896 and closed in 1991. According to the Geographical Names Board the name is Aboriginal for a species of large lizard, although it is also "apparently a corruption of 'Yulgilbar' the name of Edwards Ogelvie's run". Baryulgil is in Yulgilbar parish of Drake County.
The village has a small public primary and infants school that serves the local area.
Historically, other than agriculture, asbestos mining had been the most important industry in the Baryulgil area. The Baryulgil asbestos mine closed in the 1970s but it has since been thought by Matthew Norman that during this time the mine and its related operations had a major adverse impact on the health of the inhabitants.
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