Binda, New South Wales

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Binda
New South Wales
Binda 1.jpg
Binda is located in New South Wales
Binda
Binda
Coordinates 34°20′S 149°22′E / 34.333°S 149.367°E / -34.333; 149.367Coordinates: 34°20′S 149°22′E / 34.333°S 149.367°E / -34.333; 149.367
Population 131 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1850
Postcode(s) 2583
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
Location
LGA(s) Upper Lachlan Shire
State electorate(s) Burrinjuck
Federal Division(s) Hume

Binda is a village in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia in Upper Lachlan Shire. In 2006, Binda had a population of 131 people.[1]

It is about 17 km north-north-west of Crookwell in the county of Georgiana. Other near-by towns or locations are:

History[edit]

The origin of the name is thought to be from the Gandangara Aboriginal word for deep water.[2]

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.

In the 20th century came a Cricket club (1880), Memorial Hall (1920), Sisters of Mercy convent (1920), rugby league club (1922) Graziers Association (1923) and hockey club (1932).

Prominent landmarks[edit]

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Binda (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Binda, New South Wales". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013.