Boro, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Boro is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°08′57″S 149°40′02″E / 35.14917°S 149.66722°E / -35.14917; 149.66722Coordinates: 35°08′57″S 149°40′02″E / 35.14917°S 149.66722°E / -35.14917; 149.66722
Population 94 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2622
LGA(s) Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Region Southern Tablelands
County Murray
Parish Barnet
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Localities around Boro:
Tarago Tarago Lower Boro
Mount Fairy Boro Mayfield
Mulloon Manar Larbert

Boro is an official locality, although in reality a rural area, of New South Wales, Australia in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Region, near the village of Tarago, about 50 km south of Goulburn. The name is a variation of the Aboriginal bora ring.[2] At the 2016 census, it had a population of 94.[1]

Boro Creek is a tributary of the Shoalhaven River.

The bushranger, William Westwood, known as "Jackey Jackey", operated in the area.[3]

Silver was mined in the area and there are a number of mining relics and shafts around.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Boro". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Boro". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "About William Westwood". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  4. ^ The book Monaro; Lost Mines Revisited by B McGowan covers the area and details the mining history.