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Tullamore - Trundle and District

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Tullamore - Trundle and District is 1,714, with a population density of 0.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Tullamore - Trundle and District is bounded by the Bogan River and Narromine Shire in the north, the localities of Peak Hill, Alectown, Parkes and Tichborne in the east, Forbes Shire in the south, and Lachlan Shire in the west.

Name origin

Tullamore is thought to be named after an early property in the area, which was named after a town in Ireland. Trundle is thought to be named after a place near Portsmouth, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the 1870s. Some growth took place from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Expansion continued from the post-war years. Northparkes Mines was opened in the early 1990s, with gold and copper mining continuing to be an important industry. The population declined between 1991 and 2006, largely due to a reduction in dwelling stock and dwelling occupancy rates. The population and dwelling stock were then relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Tullamore - Trundle and District is a largely rural area, with small townships at Trundle and Tullamore and a village at Bogan Gate. Land is used mainly for agriculture, particularly wheat growing and sheep and cattle grazing.

Major features

Major features of the area include Northparkes Mines, Trundle Golf Club, Bogan Gate Golf Club, Berryman Park, Burrawang Park, Pola Park, Tullamore Apex Park, Tullamore Memorial Park, Trundle Pool, the Bogan River, various state forests and several schools.

Included areas

Tullamore - Trundle and District encompasses the localities of Bogan Gate, Bruie Plains, Cooks Myalls, Goonumbla, Gunningbland, Nelungaloo and Trundle, and the Parkes Shire parts of the localities of Tullamore and Yarrabandai.