Queensland – New South Wales
|Summer Street (Mitchell Highway) looking west from McNamara Street, Orange|
|Length||1,105 km (687 mi)|
(Nyngan - Bathurst)
|Major settlements||Charleville, Cunnamulla, Bourke, Nyngan, Narromine, Dubbo, Wellington, Orange|
North to south, the highway starts at a junction with the Landsborough Highway near Augathella and continues south through Charleville (as Sturt Street) and Cunnamulla (as Mary Street). It then crosses the border into New South Wales and passing through Bourke, Byrock, Nyngan, Nevertire, Narromine, Dubbo, Wellington, Molong and Orange. The highway ends at Bathurst, at the junction of the Mid-Western Highway to Cowra and the Great Western Highway to Sydney via the Blue Mountains .
The portion of the Mitchell Highway passing through Orange is known as Summer Street and serves as the main street through the city.
The highway was declared on 8 August 1928 and named North Western Highway. On 9 October 1936 the name was changed to the Mitchell Highway, named after Major Thomas Mitchell, who was Surveyor-General of New South Wales in the 1820s and explored much of inland New South Wales and Victoria.
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