Binda, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||131 (2006 census)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|• Summer (DST)||AEDT (UTC+11)|
|LGA(s)||Upper Lachlan Shire|
The site of Binda was explored in 1820 by James Meehan and John Oxley and the first pastoral runs were taken by Francis Oakes, Chief Constable of Parramatta, Rowland Hassall and Thomas Bray in 1825 and 1826. The town was a listed locality in the census of 1828.
The town was gazetted in 1850 with subdivision for sale in 1852 making it the oldest town in Crookwell Shire and the rich Pastoral leases and discovery of gold at Tuena, 33 kilometres to the north caused the town to grow quickly, with a School (1851), post office (1852), Court of Petty Sessions (1863), and Anglican church(1872) following soon. The town reach about a thousand persons in the 1870s.
Bush Rangers Whitton and Reynolds and latter Ben Hall robbed the town at this time.
Prominent buildings today include the old Flag Hotel (c. 1852), St James Anglican Church, the government school, Rose Cottage, an inn built about 1890, the steam mill built about 1860, the former store-post office (c. 1870), the Anglican rectory (1874) and Binda cemetery (interments date back to 1850).
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