Bethungra, New South Wales

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Bethungra
New South Wales
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Bethungra is located in New South Wales
Bethungra
Bethungra
Coordinates 34°46′0″S 147°51′0″E / 34.76667°S 147.85000°E / -34.76667; 147.85000Coordinates: 34°46′0″S 147°51′0″E / 34.76667°S 147.85000°E / -34.76667; 147.85000
Population 132 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2590
Elevation 310 m (1,017 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Junee Shire
County Clarendon
State electorate(s) Burrinjuck

Bethungra is a locality in Junee Shire in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia situated on the Olympic Way about 13 kilometres northeast of Illabo and 24 kilometres southwest of Cootamundra.[3]

Bethungra Post Office opened on 1 December 1875.[4]

Just to the north of the town lies the Bethungra Spiral, a rail spiral built on the Main South railway line to ease the gradients when the line was duplicated between 1941 and 1946. A railway station was located in the town between 1878 and the 1980s, and has now been demolished.[5]

In 1888, an accident occurred near Bethungra when a train derailed at a washed away culvert, killing five persons[citation needed].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bethungra (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Travelmate
  3. ^ "Bethungra". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  5. ^ Bethungra station. NSWrail.net, accessed 29 August 2009.
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Albury
Main Southern Line
towards Sydney