Ardglen, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||366 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||703 m (2,306 ft)|
|Location||5 km (3 mi) from Murrurundi|
|LGA(s)||Liverpool Plains Shire|
|State electorate(s)||Upper Hunter|
|Federal Division(s)||New England|
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. The significant 488 metre single-track rail tunnel, Ardglen Tunnel, passes through the Liverpool Range south of the former rail station site. 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.
The former public school has now closed.
The NSW Railways has been operating a hard rock quarry for over 100 years near Ardglen village.
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.
- Ardglen station NSWrail.net, accessed 15 September 2009.
- NSW Rail Net: Ardglen Tunnel Retrieved 2010-1-9
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Proposed Ardglen Quarry Extension Retrieved 2009-12-27
- ["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|
|Main North Line||