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Merriwa Bettington Street 001.JPG
Bettington Street (Golden Highway), the main street of Merriwa, 2017
Merriwa is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,790 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2329
Location 273 km (170 mi) NW of Sydney
LGA(s) Upper Hunter Shire

Merriwa is a town located in the Upper Hunter Shire, in the far west of the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

The town is located on the Golden Highway, 273 kilometres (170 mi) northwest of Sydney and about halfway between Newcastle and Dubbo. At the 2011 census, Merriwa had a population of 1,790 people. Up until 2004, Merriwa was part of the Merriwa Shire local government area, when it was merged with nearby Scone Shire and Murrurundi Shire councils to form the Upper Hunter Council.

The 1940 Melbourne Cup winner, Old Rowley, retired to Merriwa.

Notable people

  • Catherine Cecily O'Brien, Dominican sister and educationist
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