East Gresford, New South Wales

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East Gresford
New South Wales
Hotel Beatty Gresford.jpg
Hotel Beatty, East Gresford
East Gresford is located in New South Wales
East Gresford
East Gresford
Coordinates 32°25′S 151°34′E / 32.417°S 151.567°E / -32.417; 151.567Coordinates: 32°25′S 151°34′E / 32.417°S 151.567°E / -32.417; 151.567
Population 289 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2311
Elevation 72 m (236 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Dungog Shire
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.3 °C
74 °F
12.1 °C
54 °F
949.0 mm
37.4 in

East Gresford is a village in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia in Dungog Shire. The village is located 192 kilometres (119 mi) north of Sydney and the nearest major centre is Singleton, some 42 kilometres (26 mi) southwest. At the 2006 census, it had a population of 289.[1]

History[edit]

The traditional owners of the area are the Gringai clan of the Wonnarua people, a group of indigenous people of Australia.[2]

The town is probably named for Gresford in Wales.

Location[edit]

There are actually two small villages with the name 'Gresford'. There is Gresford (or West Gresford) on the Singleton side and East Gresford on the Maitland side. It appears that Gresford is the original township, as it is older and the location of the school and local Anglican church. But East Gresford is much larger and has the main shopping area. It is also home to the Gresford Scorpions Soccer Club.

East Gresford is close to the Barrington Tops National Park, which includes the highest peak in the Hunter Valley and is a World Heritage site. It also snows in the area each winter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "East Gresford (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Indigenous history". Visit Dungog. Dungog Shire Visitor Information Centre. 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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