Bowning, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Entering Bowning
Bowning is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°37′S 148°49′E / 34.617°S 148.817°E / -34.617; 148.817Coordinates: 34°37′S 148°49′E / 34.617°S 148.817°E / -34.617; 148.817
Population 713 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2582
Elevation 602 m (1,975 ft)
  • 10 km (6 mi) from Yass
  • 19 km (12 mi) from Bookham
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Bowning, altitude: 602m, is a small town in the Southern Tablelands, 14 km west of Yass on the Hume Highway in Yass Valley Shire. Bowning is an aboriginal word meaning big hill.[2] At the 2011 census, Bowning and the surrounding area had a population of 713.[1]

Nearby Bowning Hill is 796 metres above sea level and Hume and Hovell mentioned it in their 1824 journal. Bowning was one of the earliest settlements in the district.

Historic buildings include the Troopers Cottage on the Binalong Road and the old Cobb and Co Coaching Station in Bogolong Street. The coaching station was built sometime between 1850 and 1870. The original local school was amongst the earliest established schools in inland New South Wales, founded in 1849, but now replaced.


Bowning railway station is on the Main South railway line, and opened in 1876 consisting of two island platforms.[3] The station closed in 1992; however, the structure is still largely intact with a double storey station building on the down platform (now a local craft shop).



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bowning (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bowning". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Bowning Railway Station. Accessed 9 April 2008.

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