Ardglen, New South Wales

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Ardglen
New South Wales
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Ardglen
Ardglen is located in New South Wales
Ardglen
Ardglen
Coordinates 31°45′S 150°47′E / 31.750°S 150.783°E / -31.750; 150.783Coordinates: 31°45′S 150°47′E / 31.750°S 150.783°E / -31.750; 150.783
Population 366 (2006)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 2338
Elevation 703 m (2,306 ft)
Location 5 km (3 mi) from Murrurundi
LGA(s) Liverpool Plains Shire
County Buckland
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) New England

Ardglen is a village on the Main North railway line and close to the New England Highway on the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.

History[edit]

A railway station was opened there on 13 August 1877 as Doughboy Hollow, which was later renamed Ardglen on 29 June 1893. No trace of the railway station now exists.[1] The significant 488 metre single-track rail tunnel, Ardglen Tunnel, passes through the Liverpool Range south of the former rail station site.[2] It is one of the very few remaining single-track tunnels in use.

Doughboy Hollow Post Office opened on 16 November 1877, was renamed Ardglen in 1893 and closed in 1983.[3]

The former public school has now closed.

The NSW Railways has been operating a hard rock quarry for over 100 years near Ardglen village.[4]

Ardglen is in the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area (LGA) and Buckland County.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Ardglen region had a population of 366 (49.5% male, 50.5% female). In the 2006 Census, 84.2% of the total population stated they were born in Australia and 0.0% were Indigenous persons (comprises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), compared with 2.3% Indigenous persons in Australia. Approximately 97 families live in the area and 46.4% of those were couple families with children, 8.2% were single parent families, while 46.4% of couples had no children.

In the 2006 Census, the most common form of employment for persons aged 15 years and over usually resident in and around Ardglen were sheep, beef cattle and grain farming 45.0% The median income for people living in Ardglen was $396 per week.

The 133 occupied private dwellings in and around Ardglen 39.8% are owned outright by their occupiers another 27.1% are being purchased (e.g. by mortgage) and 22.6% are being rented.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ardglen station NSWrail.net, accessed 15 September 2009.
  2. ^ NSW Rail Net: Ardglen Tunnel Retrieved 2010-1-9
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  4. ^ Proposed Ardglen Quarry Extension Retrieved 2009-12-27
  5. ^ ["Ardglen". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney