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Nymagee
New South Wales
Population 103 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2831
Elevation 260 m (853 ft)
Location 618 km (384 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s) Cobar Shire Council
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes

Nymagee is a small town in the north west of New South Wales, 618 kilometres (384 mi) north west of Sydney, 130 kilometres (81 mi) south west of Nyngan and 89 kilometres (55 mi) south of Cobar. It is in the Shire of Cobar, The State Government area of Barwon and the Federal Government area of Parkes. At the 2006 census, Nymagee had a population of 103.

History

Nymagee was originally a copper mining town and in its peak supported a population of over 2200, half of those being Chinese migrants. However, when the mine closed in 1917 most of the towns residents moved out.

In 1999 local residents started an outback music festival to increase tourism and residents in the town. The first festival was visited by 600 tourists and the festival has since increased Nymagee's tourism by 60% and significantly increased the number of permanent residents

Nymagee is also home to "Clancy of the Overflow" a poem written by the famous bush poet Banjo Paterson. The sheep station, "The Overflow" featured in the poem is situated about 32 kilometres (20 mi) south east of Nymagee.

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