Braemar, New South Wales

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Braemar
New South Wales
Braemar is located in New South Wales
Braemar
Braemar
Coordinates 34°25′52″S 150°28′59″E / 34.431°S 150.483°E / -34.431; 150.483Coordinates: 34°25′52″S 150°28′59″E / 34.431°S 150.483°E / -34.431; 150.483
Population 1,189 (2001 census) including Balaclava and Willow Vale[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 2575
Location 119 km (74 mi) South-West of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Wingecarribee Shire
Region Southern Highlands
County Camden
Parish Colo, Mittagong
State electorate(s) Wollondilly
Federal Division(s) Whitlam
Localities around Braemar:
Colo Vale Aylmerton
Willow Vale Braemar Aylmerton
Balaclava

Braemar /ˈbrmɑː/ is a northern village of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia in Wingecarribee Shire. It is located 2 km north-east of Mittagong and is often considered to include the hamlet villages of Balaclava and Willow Vale.

History[edit]

Braemar had a passenger train station on the Picton Loop railway line, which opened as Rushs Platform on 1 March 1867. In 1892 it was renamed Braemar to coincide with the renaming of the village. On 5 August 1978, the station was closed to passenger services. At present, the station only services a concrete sleeper supplier and the company Clyde Engineering.