Currawang Parish facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCurrawang Parish
New South Wales
Currawang area from space, November 1985
The Parish of Currawang is a parish of Argyle County located to the north of Lake George. The parish was formerly known as the parish of Currowang, the former name discontinued on 14 November 1980 and the present name assigned.
In the mid 1840s the NSW colonial government granted numerous land grants in area, beginning white settlement.
Copper was soon discovered, as was gold, 7km to the west, and a town of Currawang soon sprung up. The town had a post office, shops, primary school and two churches. The post office operated from 1866 and which was closed on 31 March 1962 while the Currawang Public School operated from 1870 till 1944. The mines closed in the 1990s and today only the Catholic(Hermitage) and Protestant(St. Matthias) church buildings remain.
Pastoralism remains the dominant part of the economy, however employment also comes from the waste management facilities reusing the former mine sites, and the recently constructed Capital Wind Farm. There is still an active Rural Fire Service Brigade.
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