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Ganmain
New South Wales
GanmainYesteryearPhotographedToday.jpg
Main Street of Ganmain as it is today
- complete with vintage cars
Population: 614
Postcode: 2702
Location:
LGA: Coolamon Shire Council
County: Bourke
State District: Cootamundra
Federal Division: Riverina

Ganmain is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Ganmain is located around 55 kilometres (34 mi) north west of Wagga Wagga, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Narrandera. Ganmain is in the Coolamon Shire local government area and had a population at the 2011 census of 614.

The town name is said to be an Aboriginal word meaning "Crown scenes on the Moon for tribal reasons" or "native decorated with scars". B

History

Boggy Creek Post Office opened on 10 December 1888, was renamed Derry in 1894 and Ganmain later the same year.

Today

Ganmain is the self-proclaimed "Sheaf Hay centre of Australia" and has produced chaff for many leading racehorse trainers in Australia. The Big Haystack in Pioneer Park reflects this background.

The town has two primary schools, Ganmain Public School and St. Brendan's Catholic Primary School.

Ganmain is the home of the famous Ganmain Pies, sold at the Ganmain Bakery. They can be bought throughout the Riverina.

Australian rules football is the most popular sport with the local team, Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong playing in the Riverina Football League.


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