Merriwa is a rural town 327 kilometres from Sydney in the Upper Hunter Shire of North South Wales. The town is located along the Merriwa River, halfway between Dubbo and Newcastle. The name of the town is an Aboriginal word that translates to “grass seeds” in the English language.
Today, the remains of a sandstone classroom, which once served as a national school (one of the first established in New South Wales) still stands. In the year 2004, Merriwa joined Murrurindi and Scone and formed the Upper Hunter Council.