Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Wyalong
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Wyalong, is a small town located in central west NSW, which is a former gold mining town. When gold was discovered in the area, the town of Wyalong was surveyed in the 1890's. However, the "main" camp for the miners was near a vital water supply, about 5km west of the gazzetted town. Despite Wyalong's official status and various public building erected in the town, the Main Camp (West Wyalong) grew faster which generated a rivalry between the two towns, of which diminished over time. The town is named after the nearby "Wyalong" property.

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Wyalong Town Centre:
Newell Hwy (A39) as it passes through the Wyalong town centre, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats

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