The Rock, New South Wales facts for kids
New South Wales
View across the rail lines and silos to The Rock Hill
|Population||860 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||236 m (774 ft)|
|Location||32 km (20 mi) from Wagga Wagga|
|State electorate(s)||Wagga Wagga|
The Rock is a town with a population of 860, in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia, in Lockhart Shire. It is 32 kilometres (20 mi) south-west of Wagga Wagga on the Olympic Highway.
The town is named after the large rocky hill overlooking the town, now called The Rock Hill but called Yerong in the local indigenous language. The reserve that includes The Rock Hill is an attraction in the area for bush-walking, rock-climbing, and observation of wildlife. It is also an Aboriginal sacred site, called Kengal.
The Rock Post Office opened on 1 September 1890.
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