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The Rock
New South Wales
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View across the rail lines and silos to The Rock Hill
Population 860 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2655
Elevation 236 m (774 ft)
Location 32 km (20 mi) from Wagga Wagga
LGA(s) Lockhart Shire
County Mitchell
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Farrer

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.

History

The Rock Post Office opened on 1 September 1890.

Transport

It is a railway junction town, being the junction point of the Boree Creek line from the Main South line. It is served twice daily by the XPT to Melbourne, and twice daily by the XPT to Sydney.

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The Rock railway station
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