Lockhart, New South Wales
New South Wales
Looking east in the main street of Lockhart
|Population||800 (2011 census)|
|State electorate(s)||Wagga Wagga|
Lockhart is a town and a local government area in the Riverina Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the location of the Lockhart Shire Council offices. At the 2011 census, Lockhart had a population of 800 people.
Lockhart was named after C.G.N. Lockhart - a commissioner for Crown Lands in the Murrumbidgee River area in the 1850s. It was originally known as Greens Gunyah, and renamed Lockhart in 1897. Greens Gunyah was so named because a Mr Green was the earliest settler and had a grog shop on the Urana - Wagga Wagga stagecoach route.
Ferriers Post Office opened on 16 May 1882 and was renamed Lockhart in 1898.
Tim Fischer, National Party leader (1990–1999) and 11th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia was born here. A railway station served the town between 1901 and 1975, it has now been restored and converted into a New South Wales Rural Fire Service station. Seasonal grain trains service silos in the town.
|Preceding station||NSW Branch lines||Following station|
towards The Rock
Notable Former Residents
- Bill Peach (Australian Journalist)
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lockhart (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
- "Lockhart". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- Lockhart station. NSWrail.net, accessed 6 January 2010.
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