Exeter, New South Wales

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Exeter
New South Wales
Exeter central business district (6820659712).jpg
Exeter central business district
Exeter is located in New South Wales
Exeter
Exeter
Coordinates 34°37′S 150°19′E / 34.617°S 150.317°E / -34.617; 150.317Coordinates: 34°37′S 150°19′E / 34.617°S 150.317°E / -34.617; 150.317
Population 831 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2579
LGA(s) Wingecarribee Shire
Region Southern Highlands
County Camden
Parish Sutton Forest
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s)

Exeter /ˈɛkstər/is a village in the Southern Highlands district of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. It has a station on the Main Southern railway line south of Sydney. At the 2011 census, Exeter had a population of 831 people.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded by James Badgery, who was born in the city of Exeter in Devon, England. He arrived in New South Wales in 1799, and by 1812 was operating a farm with the name "Exeter" on the site of the present village.

There was a railway accident at Exeter in fog on a single line in 1914, killing 14 people.

School[edit]

Schools in Exeter:

  • Exeter Public School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Exeter (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 

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