New South Wales
The Rainbow Train in Heritage Park in Lismore
|Elevation:||11 m (36 ft) |
|Location:||764 km (475 mi) from Sydney|
|LGA:||City of Lismore|
Lismore is a sub-tropical city in New South Wales, Australia. The subtropics are the zones of the Earth immediately north and south of the tropic zone which is bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. It is the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area. 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 It is a major regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the state. The North Coast refers to the region adjoining the Pacific Ocean in the north-eastern part of the State 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. The Bruxner Highway is one of the more obscure State highways in New South Wales, Australia. The Wilson River is a river in northern New South Wales. It is tributary of the Maria River. Richmond River is a River in the north-eastern corner of New South Wales, Australia. The State capital Sydney is 764 km (475 mi) south by road. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4  Brisbane, the State capital of Queensland is within a 2. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent 5-hour drive to the north.
Lismore central business district is located within 30 minutes' drive from the eastern coast, and within 45 minutes of Byron Bay. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city Byron Bay is a town in the state of New South Wales on the easternmost point of mainland Australia. The coastal town of Ballina is nearby. Ballina is a town in northern New South Wales and the seat of the Ballina Shire Council Local Government Area on the North Coast New South Wales 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. Bangalow is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Byron Shire with a population of 1200 The nearest national park is Nightcap National Park. Nightcap is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 35 km north of Lismore.
The City's population in 2007 was approximately 48,000 people, many of them students at Southern Cross University or older persons. There has been a steady growth in population from the 2001 and 2006 censuses. 2. 6% of the total population are of Indigenous Australian origin, totaling 1422 individuals. Indigenous Australians are descendants of the first known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. The median age is 36 years, one year above the state average of 35 years of age.
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.
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.
The Northern Rivers Echo is a free weekly community newspaper with 27,000 copies going to Lismore, Alstonville, Wollongbar, Ballina, Casino, Nimbin and Evans Head.
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.
The commercial radio stations in the area are 100. 9 ZZZfm (Hit Music) & 9002LM (also broadcast on 104. 3fm). Both are run by Broadcast Operations Group.
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. Norco Co-operative Limited is an agricultural supply and marketing co-operative based in northern New South Wales, Australia
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.
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 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.
Lismore and the surrounding area is home to a number of public and private schools, including:
The city of Lismore resides in the Aboriginal Bundjalung Nation area. Richmond River High School is a public High school located in North Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. St John's College Woodlawn is a Catholic systemic secondary school located in the rural area of "Woodlawn" on the outskirts of Lismore, New South Wales Trinity Catholic College is an independent coeducational secondary dance and post-modern college located over two adjacent campuses on the northern fringe of Lismore, Evidence indicates the Bundjalung people arrived from the north of Australia around 8,000 years ago. During the 6th millennium BC, Agriculture spreads from the Balkans to Italy and Eastern Europe and from Mesopotamia to Egypt. 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. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of The run was stocked with sheep from the New England area. History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the 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. Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Jane Wilson was responsible for naming it after Lismore, Scotland, where the couple honeymooned. Lismore Island ( Lios Mòr in Gaelic is an Island of the Inner Hebrides in Loch Linnhe, in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland The Wilsons were Scottish themselves, and arrived in NSW in May 1883. Year 1883 ( MDCCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common 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. Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Major Sir Thomas Livingstons Mitchell ( June 16, 1792 -1855 surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia, was born at Grangemouth 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. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1856 ( MDCCCLVI) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
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 Celsius Temperature scale was previously known as the centigrade scale. Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736 a German Physicist who proposed it in 1724 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. A flood is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land a deluge 1 metres (40 ft). The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Following a flood in 2001, the then Premier of New South Wales — Bob Carr — initiated a flood levee program to curb the problem. See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier Robert John Carr (born 28 September 1947 Australian politician was Premier of New South Wales from 25 March 1995 to 3 August 2005 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. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 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 weak tornado struck nearby Dunoon, captured on video as it struck a direct hit on an electrical transformer station. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Dunoon is a small village near the City of Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.
Lismore formed a sister-city relationship with Yamatotakada City, Nara Prefecture, Japan in 1963. is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Places named "Takada" are found all over Japan WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture in the Kinki region on Honshū Island, Japan For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. It was the first such relationship established between Australia and Japan.
Lismore is also sistered with Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA and Lismore in Ireland. Eau Claire is a city located in the west-central part of the U Lismore ( Lios Mór in Irish, meaning "Great Enclosure" is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world