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Nevertire NSW


Postcode: 2831

Nevertire is a locality in New South Wales, Australia. It is located at the junction of the Mitchell Highway and the Oxley Highway, in Warren Shire. Nevertire is about 500 kilometres northwest of Sydney and about 100 km from Dubbo. It is about 15 km from the town of Warren. Nevertire is recorded as having a population of 103.

Nevertire is the junction of the Main West railway line to Nyngan and the branch line to Warren. It has large storage facilities for cereal|grain and cotton.

Nevertire is typical little one pub railway town, located on the Mitchell Highway 526 km north-west of Sydney, between Narromine (68 km south-east) and Bourke (258 km north-west). It is also at the western end of the Oxley Highway, 19 km south-west of Warren.

Nevertire exists due to the grain handling at the nearby railway station. It has only about a dozen houses. So why is it included? Because Henry Lawson once described it as the edge of the ‘Great Grey Plain’, the genuinely dry country of saltbush which extends west to the deserts of the centre. When Lawson passed through the town he observed: ‘Somebody told me that the country was very dry on the other side of Nevertire. It is. I wouldn’t like to sit on it anywhere.’

It is now a popular place to stay for people working at Auscott Cotton Gin near Warren.