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Encyclopedia > Lismore, New South Wales
Lismore
New South Wales

The Rainbow Train in Heritage Park in Lismore
Population: 27,193 [1]
Postcode: 2480
Elevation: 11 m (36 ft) [2]
Location: 860 km (534 mi) from Sydney
LGA: City of Lismore
State District: Lismore
Federal Division: Page
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Rainfall
25.5 °C
78 °F
13.2 °C
56 °F
1,343.0 mm
52.9 in
Left Bank Cafe, Spinks Park.

Lismore is a sub-tropical city in New South Wales, Australia. It is the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area. It is a major regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the state. “NSW” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Lismore_rainbowtrain. ... Australian postcodes have four digits; envelopes for posting from Australia reflect this. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Map of Local Government Areas in New South Wales Types of LGAs in New South Wales The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government, involving voluntary and involuntary amalgamation of areas. ... The City of Lismore is a local government area in New South Wales, Australia. ... State Electoral District is a term used to refer to a voting area within Australian states. ... Lismore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. ... The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... The Division of Page is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... This article is about the unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 760 pixel, file size: 127 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Left Bank Cafe, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 594 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 760 pixel, file size: 127 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Left Bank Cafe, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. ... Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... The City of Lismore is a local government area in New South Wales, Australia. ... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... The Northern Rivers refers to the part of the North Coast, which lies north of the Mid North Coast region of the State of New South Wales, Australia. ...

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Geography

Lismore is located at latitude 28.81° south of the equator, and Longitude 153.274° on the Bruxner Highway and the Wilson River, which is a tributary of the Richmond River. The State capital Sydney is 860 km (534 mi) south by road. Brisbane, the State capital of Queensland is within a 2.5-hour drive to the north. The Bruxner Highway is one of the more obscure State highways in New South Wales, Australia. ... The Wilson River at Boatharbour Reserve The Wilson River flowing through Lismore The Wilson River is a river in northern New South Wales. ... The estuary of the Richmond River at Ballina The Richmond River is a river in the northeastern corner of New South Wales, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...


Lismore central business district is located within 30 minutes' drive from the eastern coast, and within 45 minutes of Byron Bay. The coastal town of Ballina is nearby. There are a number of rainforests in the area, remnants of what was once known as the Big Scrub. These are preserved today, with a small remnant known as Boatharbour Reserve just east of town on the Bangalow road. The nearest national park is Nightcap National Park. The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... Cape Byron Lighthouse Tallow Beach looking south from the lighthouse Byron Bay (, ) is a town in the state of New South Wales on the eastern most point of the mainland of Australia. ... Ballina is a town (2001 population: 16,599) and the seat of the Ballina Shire Council Local Government Area on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. ... Bangalow is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Byron Shire. ... Nightcap is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 626 km north of Sydney. ...


Demographics

The City's population in 2007 was approximately 48,000 people, many of them students at Southern Cross University or older persons. A population decrease of 0.5% occurred between 1996 and 2001 but has since bounced back. 2.6% of the total population are of Indigenous Australian origin, totaling 1422 individuals. The median age is 36 years, one year above the state average of 35 years of age. Australian Aborigines are the indigenous peoples of Australia. ...

  • Urban population: 65% of people live in the urban areas of Lismore. The Goonellabah area has the largest urban population with 13,706 people or 32.72% of the total Local Government Area and 50.74% of the total urban population.
  • Rural population: 5% of people live in the surrounding villages of Lismore. Modanville is the largest village population with 467 people. 30% of people live in rural areas.
  • Education: Lismore has 7,340 school-age children. 26 government primary schools are present in the area, 9 non-government primary schools (3 of which incorporate secondary schools), 3 government secondary schools and 2 non-government secondary schools.
  • Older persons: 12.8% of the population is over 65 years of age. The total number of persons over this age is 5,356. This represents an increase of 319 people, or 1.2% growth since 1996.
  • Youth: 19.9% of the population is between 12 and 24 years of age. The total number of persons in this age range is 8,314. This represents a decrease of 1,012 people or -2.28% since 1996.
  • Ethnicity: 35,943 people in the area are of Australian origin. This represents a total of 85.8% of people in the entire area. In the urban areas, those born overseas are primarily from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Italy. In the rural areas, overseas origins are mainly the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, and Italy.

In the urban areas, the three most common languages, other than English, spoken at home are: Italian, Chinese languages, and German. In the rural areas the three most common languages, other than English, spoken at home are Italian, German, and Spanish. Another language commonly spoken is Hungarian. Goonellabah is the eastern suburb of Lismore, and is on the Bruxner Highway. ... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... Modanville is a scattered community in New South Wales, Australia, situated about a 20 minute drive from the city of Lismore. ...

  • University: The popular Southern Cross University is the 'home' university of Lismore. It attracts a high number of out-of-region students, attracted to the natural beauty of the area, and is the 7th highest leading provider of long distance education in Australia. Entry scores for the university have been steadily rising since the univerity's establishment more than a decade ago.

Despite Lismore being the centre of a non-metropolitan area, it is nonetheless one of the most accepting and socially liberal settlements anywhere in rural Australia.


Media

The Northern Star is a tabloid newspaper based in Lismore. It covers the region from Casino to Ballina and up to Murwillimbah and Byron Bay, covering a population of several hundred thousand.


Business

The four largest industries by employment are; retail sector, health care, education (Southern Cross University) and agriculture (Norco milk). Southern Cross University (SCU) is a university based on the Mid North and North coast of New South Wales, Australia. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


The Lismore region is blessed with a high number of popular markets. The most popular are The Channon, Bangalow, Byron Bay and Lismore markets. The Channon markets are renowned for their bohemian ambience why the Bangalow and Byron markets have a lot of interesting trinkets, especially for tourists, and the Lismore market showcases a lot of the local produce and art. All of these markets are on various weekends throughout each month. The Lismore farmers market is on Tuesday morning at the Lismore showground.


Going Out

Lismore, as well as being near the tourist centre of Byron Bay, has a number of good places to go out. The Winsome Hotel, a gay friendly nightspot on Bridge street is popular, as is The One nightclub, the powerhouse nightclub and in particular The Standard nightclub. Along with these nightspots, try the Uni bar on Thursday to Saturday nights, where you can dance along with hundreds of attractive young uni students. Nights here are often themed. There are a number of pubs aimed at an older crowd around the CBD.


If you are looking for dinner try the 20,000 cows restaurant, on Bridge street, a very interesting vegan restaurant, full of hippy charm. The Fire in the Belly pizza restaurant won the 'best pizza in Australia' award in 2006. There are many cafes around the CBD, many of which showcase the locally grown coffee.


Schools

Lismore and the surrounding area is home to a number of public and private schools, including:
Kadina High School [1]
Lismore High School
Richmond River High School
Summerland Christian College
St John's College, Woodlawn
Trinity Catholic College Lismore [2] St Johns College, Woodlawn is a Catholic systemic secondary school, located in the rural area of Woodlawn on the outskirts of Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. ... Trinity Catholic College Lismore (often referred to simply as Trinity, or Trinity Lismore) is an independent, Co-educational Secondary College located over two adjacent campuses, on the northern fringe of Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. ...


History

The city of Lismore resides in the Aboriginal Bundjalung Nation area. Evidence indicates the Bundjalung people arrived from the north of Australia around 8,000 years ago. European History of Lismore begins in c.1843. A pastoral run covering an area of 93 km² was taken up by Captain Dumaresq at this time covering the Lismore area. The run was stocked with sheep from the New England area. Ward Stephens took up the run in the same year, but the sub-tropical climate was unsuited to sheep grazing, so the run was eventually abandoned. In January 1845, William and Jane Wilson took over the run. Jane Wilson was responsible for naming it after Lismore, Scotland, where the couple honeymooned. The Wilsons were Scottish themselves, and arrived in NSW in May 1883. In 1855, a surveyor by the name of Frederick Peppercorne was instructed by Sir Thomas Mitchell to determine a site for a township in the area. The chosen site was William Wilson's homestead paddock, and the area was proclaimed the "Town of Lismore" in the NSW Government Gazette on 1 May 1856. During the 6th millennium BC, agriculture spreads from the Balkans to Italy and Eastern Europe and from Mesopotamia to Egypt. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Lismore (coloured red) shown within Argyll Lismore is an island in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1838 map of Victoria and New South Wales showing towns, major rivers and the limits of the Colony at the time. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Climate

Lismore experiences mild to warm temperatures all year round, with an ample rainfall. Temperatures in the summer range from anywhere between 27 °C (81 °F) and 40 °C (104 °F). The sub-tropical climate combined with geographical features means the urban area is unusually humid when compared with surrounding areas, especially in the summer season. Although no major environmental hazards affect the area, Lismore is renowned for the occasional flood, one of the worst having occurred in 1974, rising to a water height of 12.1 metres (40 ft). Following a flood in 2001, the then Premier of New South WalesBob Carr — initiated a flood levee program to curb the problem. Nonetheless, 6,000 residents of Lismore were evacuated after floods affected much of the area on June 30, 2005, many being temporarily housed on the campus of Southern Cross University. However, a new levee that had been completed two weeks prior limited damage and stopped the water reaching the central business area. on October 25, 2007 a rare tornado struck nearby Donoon, captured on video as it struck a direct hit on an electrical transformer station. Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... Flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... List of Premiers of New South Wales Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in New South Wales. ... For other persons named Bob Carr, see Bob Carr (disambiguation). ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Sister cities

Lismore formed sister-city relationship with Yamatotakada City, Nara Prefecture, Japan in 1963. It was the first such relationship established between Australia and Japan. Yamatotakada (大和高田市; -shi) is a city located in Nara, Japan. ... Nara Prefecture ) is part of the Kinki region on HonshÅ« Island, Japan. ...


Lismore is also sistered with Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. Location within the state of Wisconsin. ...


Radio Stations

For other uses, see JJJ. Triple J is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama, comedy. ... ABC Classic FM is Australian classical radio station available in major centres around the country. ... ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly-owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ...

Trivia

  • Lismore is featured in the first verse of the Australian version of I've Been Everywhere
  • Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh stayed in the local Gollan Hotel in 1954 (and were almost floodbound by one of the town's famed inundations).[3]
  • Lismore is mentioned in the Midnight Oil song 'Outside World' from the album 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
  • Australian cricket wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist grew up in Lismore from the age of 13 and there Gilchrist captained his school team.
  • The international band Grinspoon started out in Lismore

Megalong Valley The song Ive Been Everywhere was written by Geoff Mack in 1959 and made popular by the singer Lucky Starr in 1962. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Adam Craig Gilchrist (born 14 November 1971), nicknamed Gilly or Church,[1] is an Australian cricketer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). Lismore (Urban Centre/Locality). 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved on 2007-06-30.
  2. ^ Lismore. Climate Averages for Australian Sites. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved on 2006-11-24.

Coordinates: 28°49′S 153°17′E / -28.817, 153.283 Australian Bureau of Statistics logo The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the Australian government agency that collects and publishes statistical information about Australia. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bureau of Meteorology is an Australian government organisation responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Lismore, New South Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (953 words)
Lismore is a sub-tropical city and local government area in the far north of New South Wales, Australia.
Lismore is located at latitude 28.81° south of the equator, and Longitude 153.274° on the Bruxner Highway and the Wilson River, which is a tributary of the Richmond River.
Nonetheless, 6,000 residents of Lismore were evacuated after floods affected much of the area on June 30, 2005; many being temporarily housed on the campus of Southern Cross University.
Lismore, New South Wales - definition of Lismore, New South Wales in Encyclopedia (812 words)
Lismore is a sub-tropical city in the far north of New South Wales, Australia.
Lismore is located at latitude 28.81° south of the equator, and Longitude 153.274°.
Lismore CBD is located within 30 minutes drive from the eastern coast, and within 45 minutes of Byron Bay.
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