Peak Hill Catholic church
|Population:||946 (2006 Census)|
|Elevation:||285 m (935 ft)|
It is on the Newell Highway and the Dubbo to Parkes railway line, completed to Peak Hill in 1910. The first public wheat silo built in Australia was constructed at Peak Hill in 1918 after government surveys indicated the district had great potential as a wheat producing region.
The district is also a renowned sheep producing area, particularly medium woolled merinos. There are also four merino studs actively operating in the area, namely Cora Lynn, Genanegie, Towalba, and Westray. Rams from these studs have been sold throughout Australia, and they all have on-property hoggett ram sales in September, supplying commercial sheep breeders with high quality young rams to breed from.
Peak Hill has a catholic primary school St Joseph's, and a public central school.
Peak Hill Post Office opened on 7 November 1889.
- ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Peak Hill (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL164800&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
- ^ "A History of Peak Hill and District", published by the Peak Hill Centenary book committee 1989
- ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=NSW&country=. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
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