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Lockhart, New South Wales

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Population  800 (2011 census)
LGA(s)  Lockhart Shire
State electorate(s)  Wagga Wagga
Local time  Sunday 11:39 AM
Postcode(s)  2656
County  Urana
Postal code  2656
Federal division  Division of Riverina
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Weather  32°C, Wind N at 31 km/h, 15% Humidity
Points of interest  Greens Gunyah Museum, Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery, The Park (Historical)

Lockhart is a town in the Riverina Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the location of the Lockhart Shire Council offices. At the 2011 census, Lockhart had a population of 800 people.

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Map of Lockhart NSW 2656, Australia

History

Lockhart was named after C.G.N. Lockhart - a commissioner for Crown Lands in the Murrumbidgee River area in the 1850s. It was originally known as Greens Gunyah, and renamed Lockhart in 1897. Greens Gunyah was so named because a Mr Green was the earliest settler and had a grog shop on the Urana - Wagga Wagga stagecoach route.

Ferriers Post Office opened on 16 May 1882 and was renamed Lockhart in 1898.

Tim Fischer, National Party leader (1990–1999) and 11th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia was born here. A railway station served the town between 1901 and 1975, it has now been restored and converted into a New South Wales Rural Fire Service station. Seasonal grain trains service silos in the town.

Notable Former Residents

  • Bill Peach (Australian Journalist)
  • Tim Fischer
  • References

    Lockhart, New South Wales Wikipedia


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