Thyra, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Coordinates 35°49′54″S144°41′04″E / 35.83167°S 144.68444°E / -35.83167; 144.68444 Coordinates: 35°49′54″S144°41′04″E / 35.83167°S 144.68444°E / -35.83167; 144.68444
Population650 (2011 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2710
Elevation105 m (344 ft)
  • 790 km (491 mi) from Sydney
  • 262 km (163 mi) from Melbourne
  • 42 km (26 mi) from Echuca (Vic)
  • 30 km (19 mi) from Deniliquin
  • 40 km (25 mi) from Barmah (Vic)
LGA(s) Murray River Council
County Cadell
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Mean max tempMean min tempAnnual rainfall
31.4 °C
89 °F
9.1 °C
48 °F
447.3 mm
17.6 in

Thyra, New South Wales is a parish and suburb in Cadell County, Southern New South Wales Australia. It is located 15 km north of Echuca, Victoria at 35°49′54″S 144°41′04″E and is on the Balranald branch line of the Deniliquin railway line and in Murray River Council.

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Cadell County Cadastral in New South Wales, Australia

Cadell County is one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It contains the city of Moama.

South one of the four cardinal directions

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One church building remains the only public building, and the nearest town is Mathoura.

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Thyra was on the border of the traditional lands of the Yorta Yorta peoples, and their neighbors the Baraba baraba. [2]

Yorta Yorta

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Barababaraba (Baraba-Baraba), or Baraparapa, is an extinct Indigenous Australian language once spoken along the southern tributaries of the Murrumbidgee River, Victoria and New South Wales. It was a dialect of Wemba–Wemba.

The first Europeans to the area were Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, in 1824, and Captain Charles Sturt in 1830. In In 1852 Francis Cadell, began a steam ship service. [3] The nearby Murray river here is still navigable by paddle steamer.

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Charles Sturt Australian explorer

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Climate data for Mathoura
Record high °C (°F)44.7
Average high °C (°F)31.4
Average low °C (°F)15.5
Record low °C (°F)5.6
Average precipitation mm (inches)32.3
Average precipitation days3.
Source: [4]

Agriculture remains the main economic activity and Electorally the parish is in the Division of Farrer.

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Division of Farrer Australian federal electoral division

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