Rye Park, New South Wales

Rye Park is a town in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.[2] The town is in the Hilltops Council local government area, 305 kilometres (190 mi) south west of the state capital, Sydney and 107 kilometres (66 mi) north of the national capital, Canberra.

Rye Park
New South Wales
Rye Park is located in New South Wales
Rye Park
Rye Park
Coordinates34°30′57″S 148°55′02″E / 34.51583°S 148.91722°E / -34.51583; 148.91722
Population230 (SAL 2021)[1]
Elevation544 m (1,785 ft)
  • 305 km (190 mi) SW of Sydney
  • 107 km (66 mi) N of Canberra
  • 41 km (25 mi) N of Yass
  • 67 km (42 mi) E of Young
LGA(s)Hilltops Council
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal division(s)Hume
Localities around Rye Park:
Boorowa Rugby Narrawa
Boorowa Rye Park Bevendale
Kangiara Laverstock Blakney Creek

Rye Park is situated on the Pudman Creek, which is a pristine waterway inhabited by platypus, turtles, frogs and the endangered Pigmy Perch.

The area was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s to farm the land. There have been periods of mining for silver and tin but today the town is involved in production of wool and meat.

Evidence of the village's early settlers can still be found. Hamilton Hume’s family settled in the area in 1865. Their homestead remains relatively unchanged from its original construction and it is still a privately owned working sheep property.[3]

Rye Park has had a school since 1876.[4]

At the 2016 census, Rye Park had a population of 258,[5] which had dropped to 230 at the 2021 census.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Rye Park (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  2. ^ "Rye Park". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. New South Wales Government. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Rye Park". Visit Hilltops Region. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Rye Park". nswgovschoolhistory.cese.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Rye Park". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2022.  
  6. ^ "2021 Rye Park, Census All persons QuickStats". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2022.