New South Wales
|Population||573 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||602 m (1,975 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Yass Valley Shire|
Bowning, altitude: 602 metres (1,975 ft), is a small town in the Southern Tablelands, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) west of Yass on the Hume Highway in Yass Valley Shire. Bowning is an aboriginal word meaning 'big hill'. At the 2016 census, Bowning and the surrounding area had a population of 573.
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. 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).
Bowning has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bowning (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- "Bowning". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Bowning Railway Station. NSWrail.net. Accessed 9 April 2008.
- "Bowning Railway Station group, New South Wales State Heritage Register (NSW SHR) Number H01096". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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