Euston, New South Wales

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Euston
New South Wales
EustonCourtHouse.JPG
Courthouse at Euston
Euston is located in New South Wales
Euston
Euston
Coordinates 34°34′S 142°44′E / 34.567°S 142.733°E / -34.567; 142.733Coordinates: 34°34′S 142°44′E / 34.567°S 142.733°E / -34.567; 142.733
Population 462 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2737
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
LGA(s) Balranald Shire
County Taila
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
24.0 °C
75 °F
9.5 °C
49 °F
311.2 mm
12.3 in

Euston is a small town on the banks of the Murray River, southern New South Wales, Australia in Balranald Shire. The twin town of Robinvale is on the other side of the river in the state of Victoria. At the 2006 census, Euston had a population of 462 people.[1] Until the irrigation development at Robinvale Euston was the main town in the area. A Post Office opened on 1 May 1852. It closed in 1853, then reopened in 1856.[2]

In 1876 the settlement at Euston was described in the following terms:

Euston is a crossing-place for sheep and cattle. There is a Custom-house officer here, though I should judge that his avocations were not of an extremely onerous nature, and the township also possesses a post and telegraph office. If the building can be taken as a type of the township, Euston has not a long life before it. The walls appear as if rent apart by an earthquake. The hotels and about a dozen houses constitute the remainder of the township.[3]

Euston and Robinvale are home to a large Italian population from the southern province of Calabria in Italy

Euston has the Euston Sports and Recreation Club and the Euston Pub.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Millewa Football League.

Euston is a gateway to the Murray River and Sunraysia district, known for its fishing, including the Murray cod and other native species, now threatened by the European carp.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Euston (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ 'The Riverine Trade (No. IV): Down the Murray', The Argus (newspaper), 5 February 1876, p. 9.
  4. ^ http://www.murrayriver.com.au/fishing/

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