Barnsley, New South Wales

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Barnsley
New South Wales
Population 1,813 (2011)[1]
 • Density 824/km2 (2,130/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2278
Area 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 21 km (13 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Teralba
State electorate(s) Cessnock
Federal Division(s) Charlton
Suburbs around Barnsley:
Holmesville Holmesville Cameron Park
Killingworth Barnsley Edgeworth
Killingworth Teralba Teralba

Barnsley is a township in New South Wales, Australia, 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district. It is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

History[edit]

The area was first settled by Europeans in 1829. The town took its name from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and its public school opened in 1865. In 1911 the population was 216.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Barnsley (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 

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Coordinates: 32°55′55″S 151°35′06″E / 32.932°S 151.585°E / -32.932; 151.585