Yerriyong

Yerriyong is a locality in the City of Shoalhaven in New South Wales, Australia.[2][3] It lies about 17 km to the southwest of Nowra on the road to Nerriga and Canberra. It is largely made up of eucalyptus forest. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 25.[1]

The name is believed to be of Aboriginal origin, as in Tharawal "Yerri" means "tooth" and "ong" is a common place name ending, so it is considered to relate to an initiation ceremony.[2]

Yerriyong had a state school from 1885 to 1948. This was described as a "provisional school" (October 1882–April 1883), "public school" (1883–1895), or "half-time school" (June–September 1895).[4] It was replaced by Yerriyong Vale, which was a "half-time school" (June–September 1895, 1906–1908 and 1914–1916) or a "provisional school" (1895–1906 and 1909–1913).[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yerriyong". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 December 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Yerriyong". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 December 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Yerriyong". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Yerriyong in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Yerriyong Vale in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 5 December 2018.