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New South Wales

Cobar/Nyngan Patrol, New South Wales

The Cobar/Nyngan Patrol was established in 2010 as a partnership between the Macquarie Darling Presbytery and Frontier Services. It is a half time congregational ministry to the towns of Cobar and Nyngan and a half time patrol ministry from the region of Bourke in the north, to Gilgunnia in the south, and from Emmdale in the west to Nevertire in the east.

The population of Cobar is around 5000, and the economy relies heavily on trade with the local mines and their employees, and tourism. However, because of the number of people employed in the mining industry, 50% of the population changes every two years.

There are approximately 300 rural properties in the patrol area.

Rev Jo Smalbil at an Anzac Day service