Harefield, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Riding in CPH 24 on the Main Southern railway line outskirts of Junee.jpg
Junee-Harefield Road at Harefield viewed from a CPH railmotor on the Main southern railway line
Harefield is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°58′11″S 147°33′59″E / 34.96972°S 147.56639°E / -34.96972; 147.56639Coordinates: 34°58′11″S 147°33′59″E / 34.96972°S 147.56639°E / -34.96972; 147.56639
Postcode(s) 2650
Elevation 282 m (925 ft)
LGA(s) Junee Shire
County Clarendon
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Harefield is a locality in New South Wales, Australia.[1] It in the central east part of the Riverina and situated about 11 kilometres south from Junee and 35 kilometres north by road from Wagga Wagga.

Gerilgambeth Post Office opened on 1 September 1879, was renamed Wallaceton in 1880, Harefield in 1882 and closed in 1980.[2]

Freight terminal[edit]

A new freight container terminal began operating at Harefield during 2012. It is planned that up to 160 12-metre (40 foot) containers will be located at Harefield at any one time, with larger trains capable of hauling 104 containers planned for the site.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Harefield". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/407364/freight-terminal-to-bring-jobs-to-region/