Girilambone, New South Wales

Girilambone is a small village in western New South Wales, Australia. It is located north of Nyngan and 666 km north-west of Sydney built on what was formerly Wangaibon land. It took its name from an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of many stars'.[2] The railway station, opened in 1884 and closed in 1986. The spelling of the station's name was altered to its current form from 'Giralambone' in 1889.[3] The disused station buildings survive in poor condition.[4] Nearby copper mines pre-date the railway station and therefore copper mining is the prime reason for the existence of the settlement.[5]

Girilambone
New South Wales
Girilambone
Coordinates31°15′S 146°54′E
Population107 (2016 census)[1]
Location70 km (43 mi) N of Nyngan
LGA(s)Bogan Shire
RegionOrana (New South Wales)
State electorate(s)Barwon
Federal Division(s)Parkes

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Girilambone (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. Girilambone. Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 2004.
  3. http://www.nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Girilambone
  4. Girilambone station. NSWrail.net, accessed 8 September 2009.
  5. The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser,10 Feb 1883, p 260
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Bourke
Main Western Line
(closed section)
towards Sydney


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