Brayton, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Brayton, New Souh Wales.jpg
Brayton is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates34°38′57″S 149°58′02″E / 34.64917°S 149.96722°E / -34.64917; 149.96722Coordinates: 34°38′57″S 149°58′02″E / 34.64917°S 149.96722°E / -34.64917; 149.96722
Population173 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Upper Lachlan Shire
RegionSouthern Tablelands
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Hume
Localities around Brayton:
Greenwich Park Big Hill Canyonleigh
Greenwich Park Brayton Canyonleigh
Carrick Marulan Paddys River

Brayton is a locality in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia, in the Upper Lachlan Shire.[2][3] At the 2016 census, it had a population of 173.[1]

It was formerly known as Longreach, the name of a property granted to Peter Stuckey in the mid-1820s. The house he built with convict labour is made of sandstone from the area. Further information is in Early Colonial Houses of New south Wales by Rachel Roxburgh. Its name was changed to avoid confusion with the Queensland town of Longreach and apparently named after Lily Brayton, an English actress and singer.[2] It had a public school from 1859 to 1953. This includes periods when it was closed or operated as a "half-time" school.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brayton". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Brayton". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Brayton". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Brayton Public School in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 28 December 2017.