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Wollogorang, New South Wales

Wollogorang is a locality in the Upper Lachlan Shire and Goulburn Mulwaree Council, New South Wales, Australia. A small part of the locality is in Queanbeyan–Palerang Regional Council. It is located about 35 km southwest of Goulburn and 61 km northeast of Canberra.[2] It lies on both sides of the Federal Highway and on the southern side of the Hume Highway. They intersect nearby to the northeast in the locality of Yarra. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 67.[1]

Wollogorang
New South Wales
Wollogorang House.jpg
Wollogorang homestead
Wollogorang is located in New South Wales
Wollogorang
Wollogorang
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates34°52′57″S 149°31′02″E / 34.88250°S 149.51722°E / -34.88250; 149.51722Coordinates: 34°52′57″S 149°31′02″E / 34.88250°S 149.51722°E / -34.88250; 149.51722
Population67 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2581
Location
LGA(s)
RegionSouthern Tablelands
CountyArgyle
Parish
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Hume
Localities around Wollogorang:
Breadalbane Parkesbourne Yarra
Breadalbane Wollogorang Yarra
Collector Currawang Currawang

A significant natural feature of the locality is the Wollogorang Lagoon. Wollogorang Road and Thornford Road are other roads in the area.

HistoryEdit

The Wologorong area was first inhabited by the Gundungurra people[3] and by the mid 1840s the NSW colonial government had granted numerous land grants in the area, beginning white settlement.

Wologorong homestead was the centre of a major pastoral property that was established in the 19th century.[4] The socialite Sheila Chisholm, who was a friend of George VI and Edward VIII was born and brought up there.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wollogorang". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 July 2017.  
  2. ^ "Wollogorang". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 July 2017.  
  3. ^ Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Gandangara (NSW)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.
  4. ^ "Wollogorang Homestead, Goulburn, NSW - October 1987". Flickr. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ Wainwright, Robert Wainright (2014). Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9781743311318.