Northumberland County, New South Wales

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Northumberland
New South Wales
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Location in New South Wales
Lands administrative divisions around Northumberland:
Hunter Durham Gloucester
Hunter Northumberland Pacific Ocean
Cook Cumberland Pacific Ocean

Northumberland County was one of the original Nineteen Counties in New South Wales and is now one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It included the area to the north of Broken Bay, including Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. It was bounded by the part of the Hawkesbury River to the south, the Macdonald River to the south-west, and the Hunter River to the north.

Northumberland County was named after the English Northumberland, and named by Lieutenant Charles Menzies (commandant), commandant at Newcastle, about 1804.[1]

In 1852 it had an area of 1,498,060 acres (6,062.4 km2) and population of 15,207, and was described as being 68 miles (109 km) long and 53 miles (85 km) wide and the main coal region of the colony.[2]

Between 21 July 1948 and 19 December 1963, the county had a local government, the Northumberland County Council, which was abolished at the same time as the Cumberland County Council.[3]

Parishes[edit]

Northumberland County contains the following parishes:

Parish LGA Coordinates Suburbs
Allandale Cessnock 32°46′54″S 151°23′04″E / 32.78167°S 151.38444°E / -32.78167; 151.38444 (Allandale Parish)
Alnwick Maitland 32°44′54″S 151°40′04″E / 32.74833°S 151.66778°E / -32.74833; 151.66778 (Alnwick Parish) Beresfield, Tarro, Morpeth
Auburn Hawkesbury 33°10′54″S 150°56′04″E / 33.18167°S 150.93444°E / -33.18167; 150.93444 (Auburn Parish)
Awaba Lake Macquarie 33°01′54″S 151°35′04″E / 33.03167°S 151.58444°E / -33.03167; 151.58444 (Awaba Parish) Awaba, Coal Point, Toronto
Bala Cessnock 33°06′54″S 150°56′04″E / 33.11500°S 150.93444°E / -33.11500; 150.93444 (Bala Parish)
Belford Singleton 32°37′54″S 151°17′04″E / 32.63167°S 151.28444°E / -32.63167; 151.28444 (Belford Parish) Belford
Blaxland Cessnock 33°01′54″S 151°03′04″E / 33.03167°S 151.05111°E / -33.03167; 151.05111 (Blaxland Parish)
Branxton Cessnock 32°38′54″S 151°22′04″E / 32.64833°S 151.36778°E / -32.64833; 151.36778 (Branxton Parish) Branxton, Greta
Broke Singleton 32°27′24″S 151°08′04″E / 32.45667°S 151.13444°E / -32.45667; 151.13444 (Broke Parish) Broke
Burragurra Cessnock 33°03′54″S 151°00′04″E / 33.06500°S 151.00111°E / -33.06500; 151.00111 (Burragurra Parish)
Burton Singleton 32°51′54″S 150°52′04″E / 32.86500°S 150.86778°E / -32.86500; 150.86778 (Burton Parish)
Cessnock Cessnock 32°50′54″S 151°22′04″E / 32.84833°S 151.36778°E / -32.84833; 151.36778 (Cessnock Parish) Cessnock, Aberdare
Congewai Cessnock 32°59′54″S 151°15′04″E / 32.99833°S 151.25111°E / -32.99833; 151.25111 (Congewai Parish)
Coolamin Cessnock 32°51′54″S 151°08′04″E / 32.86500°S 151.13444°E / -32.86500; 151.13444 (Coolamin Parish)
Coorumbung Lake Macquarie 33°01′54″S 151°30′04″E / 33.03167°S 151.50111°E / -33.03167; 151.50111 (Coorumbung Parish) Cooranbong, Dora Creek
Corrabare Cessnock 32°56′24″S 151°11′34″E / 32.94000°S 151.19278°E / -32.94000; 151.19278 (Corrabare Parish) Wollombi
Cosgrove Cessnock 32°57′54″S 150°52′04″E / 32.96500°S 150.86778°E / -32.96500; 150.86778 (Cosgrove Parish)
Cowan Gosford 33°26′54″S 151°12′04″E / 33.44833°S 151.20111°E / -33.44833; 151.20111 (Cowan Parish) Mooney Mooney
Dalton Singleton 32°49′54″S 150°58′04″E / 32.83167°S 150.96778°E / -32.83167; 150.96778 (Dalton Parish)
Dora Cessnock 32°59′54″S 151°23′04″E / 32.99833°S 151.38444°E / -32.99833; 151.38444 (Dora Parish) Martinsville
Eglington Gosford 33°15′54″S 151°15′04″E / 33.26500°S 151.25111°E / -33.26500; 151.25111 (Eglington Parish)
Ellalong Cessnock 32°55′54″S 151°20′04″E / 32.93167°S 151.33444°E / -32.93167; 151.33444 (Ellalong Parish) Ellalong
Finchley Cessnock 32°59′54″S 150°59′04″E / 32.99833°S 150.98444°E / -32.99833; 150.98444 (Finchley Parish)
Gosford Gosford 33°22′54″S 151°20′04″E / 33.38167°S 151.33444°E / -33.38167; 151.33444 (Gosford Parish) Gosford, Narara, Niagara Park
Gosforth Maitland 32°41′54″S 151°29′04″E / 32.69833°S 151.48444°E / -32.69833; 151.48444 (Gosforth Parish) Lochinvar, Rutherford, Telarah
Harrowby Singleton 32°45′54″S 151°03′04″E / 32.76500°S 151.05111°E / -32.76500; 151.05111 (Harrowby Parish)
Hay Cessnock 33°05′54″S 151°11′04″E / 33.09833°S 151.18444°E / -33.09833; 151.18444 (Hay Parish)
Heddon Cessnock 32°46′54″S 151°27′04″E / 32.78167°S 151.45111°E / -32.78167; 151.45111 (Heddon Parish) Kurri Kurri, Abermain, Heddon Greta
Hexham Newcastle 32°50′54″S 151°39′04″E / 32.84833°S 151.65111°E / -32.84833; 151.65111 (Hexham Parish) Hexham, Minmi, Shortland
Kahibah Lake Macquarie 33°01′54″S 151°40′04″E / 33.03167°S 151.66778°E / -33.03167; 151.66778 (Kahibah Parish) Belmont, Cardiff, Charlestown, Glendale, Wallsend
Kincumber Gosford 33°26′54″S 151°25′04″E / 33.44833°S 151.41778°E / -33.44833; 151.41778 (Kincumber Parish) Erina, Kincumber, Terrigal
Lockyer Hawkesbury 33°08′54″S 151°02′04″E / 33.14833°S 151.03444°E / -33.14833; 151.03444 (Lockyer Parish)
Maitland Maitland 32°44′54″S 151°35′04″E / 32.74833°S 151.58444°E / -32.74833; 151.58444 (Maitland Parish) Maitland, Ashtonfield, Bolwarra, Tenambit
Mandolong Lake Macquarie 33°08′54″S 151°26′04″E / 33.14833°S 151.43444°E / -33.14833; 151.43444 (Mandolong Parish) Mandalong
Mangrove Gosford 33°22′24″S 151°05′04″E / 33.37333°S 151.08444°E / -33.37333; 151.08444 (Mangrove Parish)
Milbrodale Singleton 32°58′54″S 150°45′04″E / 32.98167°S 150.75111°E / -32.98167; 150.75111 (Milbrodale Parish) Milbrodale
Millfield Cessnock 32°48′54″S 151°15′04″E / 32.81500°S 151.25111°E / -32.81500; 151.25111 (Millfield Parish)
Morisset Lake Macquarie 33°06′54″S 151°30′04″E / 33.11500°S 151.50111°E / -33.11500; 151.50111 (Morisset Parish) Morisset, Sunshine, Wyee
Moruben Cessnock 33°02′54″S 150°53′04″E / 33.04833°S 150.88444°E / -33.04833; 150.88444 (Moruben Parish)
Mulbring Cessnock 32°55′54″S 151°28′04″E / 32.93167°S 151.46778°E / -32.93167; 151.46778 (Mulbring Parish) Mulbring
Munmorah Wyong 33°19′54″S 151°25′04″E / 33.33167°S 151.41778°E / -33.33167; 151.41778 (Munmorah Parish) Gorokan, Lake Haven, Warnervale, Wyong
Narara Gosford 33°20′54″S 151°22′34″E / 33.34833°S 151.37611°E / -33.34833; 151.37611 (Narara Parish) Somersby
Newcastle Newcastle 32°51′54″S 151°43′04″E / 32.86500°S 151.71778°E / -32.86500; 151.71778 (Newcastle Parish) Newcastle, Hamilton, Kotara, Mayfield, Waratah
Olney Wyong 33°07′54″S 151°20′04″E / 33.13167°S 151.33444°E / -33.13167; 151.33444 (Olney Parish)
Ourimbah Wyong 33°19′54″S 151°20′04″E / 33.33167°S 151.33444°E / -33.33167; 151.33444 (Ourimbah Parish) Ourimbah
Ovingham Cessnock 32°45′54″S 151°13′04″E / 32.76500°S 151.21778°E / -32.76500; 151.21778 (Ovingham Parish)
Patonga Gosford 33°28′54″S 151°15′04″E / 33.48167°S 151.25111°E / -33.48167; 151.25111 (Patonga Parish) Woy Woy, Kariong, Patonga, Point Clare
Pokolbin Cessnock 32°48′54″S 151°18′04″E / 32.81500°S 151.30111°E / -32.81500; 151.30111 (Pokolbin Parish) Pokolbin
Popran Gosford 33°19′54″S 151°11′04″E / 33.33167°S 151.18444°E / -33.33167; 151.18444 (Popran Parish) Central Mangrove
Quorrobolong Cessnock 32°55′54″S 151°22′04″E / 32.93167°S 151.36778°E / -32.93167; 151.36778 (Quorrobolong Parish) Quorrobolong
Rothbury Cessnock 32°45′54″S 151°18′04″E / 32.76500°S 151.30111°E / -32.76500; 151.30111 (Rothbury Parish) Rothbury
Rugby Gosford 33°09′54″S 151°09′04″E / 33.16500°S 151.15111°E / -33.16500; 151.15111 (Rugby Parish)
Spencer Gosford 33°25′24″S 151°06′04″E / 33.42333°S 151.10111°E / -33.42333; 151.10111 (Spencer Parish) Spencer
St Albans Hawkesbury 33°18′54″S 151°02′04″E / 33.31500°S 151.03444°E / -33.31500; 151.03444 (St Albans Parish) St Albans
Stanford Cessnock 32°50′54″S 151°27′04″E / 32.84833°S 151.45111°E / -32.84833; 151.45111 (Stanford Parish) Stanford Merthyr, Kearsley
Stockrington Cessnock 32°49′54″S 151°34′04″E / 32.83167°S 151.56778°E / -32.83167; 151.56778 (Stockrington Parish) Buchanan
Stowe Wyong 33°10′54″S 151°14′04″E / 33.18167°S 151.23444°E / -33.18167; 151.23444 (Stowe Parish) Kulnura
Teralba Lake Macquarie 32°54′54″S 151°34′04″E / 32.91500°S 151.56778°E / -32.91500; 151.56778 (Teralba Parish) Cameron Park, Killingworth, Teralba
Tuggerah Wyong 33°19′54″S 151°30′04″E / 33.33167°S 151.50111°E / -33.33167; 151.50111 (Tuggerah Parish) Bateau Bay, The Entrance, Tuggerah
Vere Singleton 32°41′54″S 151°09′04″E / 32.69833°S 151.15111°E / -32.69833; 151.15111 (Vere Parish)
Wallambine Hawkesbury 33°13′54″S 151°00′04″E / 33.23167°S 151.00111°E / -33.23167; 151.00111 (Wallambine Parish)
Wallarah Wyong 33°09′54″S 151°36′04″E / 33.16500°S 151.60111°E / -33.16500; 151.60111 (Wallarah Parish) Budgewoi, Caves Beach, Swansea, Toukley
Warkworth Singleton 32°35′54″S 151°03′04″E / 32.59833°S 151.05111°E / -32.59833; 151.05111 (Warkworth Parish) Warkworth
Werong Singleton 32°54′54″S 150°57′04″E / 32.91500°S 150.95111°E / -32.91500; 150.95111 (Werong Parish)
Whittingham Singleton 32°36′54″S 151°10′04″E / 32.61500°S 151.16778°E / -32.61500; 151.16778 (Whittingham Parish) Whittingham
Wollombi Singleton 32°40′54″S 151°04′04″E / 32.68167°S 151.06778°E / -32.68167; 151.06778 (Wollombi Parish)
Wyong Wyong 33°14′54″S 151°22′04″E / 33.24833°S 151.36778°E / -33.24833; 151.36778 (Wyong Parish) Dooralong, Jilliby
Yango Cessnock 32°55′54″S 151°05′04″E / 32.93167°S 151.08444°E / -32.93167; 151.08444 (Yango Parish)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northumberland County". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 
  2. ^ "Old Welsh Books with English Translations", The Land of Gold: the Companion for the Welsh Emigrant to Australia, 1852
  3. ^ Archives Investigator NSW