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New South Wales
Population 464 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2865
LGA(s) Cabonne Shire Council
State electorate(s) Orange
Federal Division(s) Calare

Manildra is a small town located halfway between Orange and Parkes in Cabonne Shire, New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Manildra had a population of 464.


Historically, it is the home of the oldest running cinema in Australia which was originally a travelling attraction (since 1923) that found a home and has been offering entertainment ever since. This cinema is called the Amusu (pronounced 'amuse you') Theatre, and movies are screened every fortnight.

The name Manildra is an aboriginal word meaning 'winding river'. It is said the town was called this because of Mandagery Creek, which winds around Manildra's east side.

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