Harrington, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Manning River at Harrington.JPG
Manning River at Harrington
Harrington is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 31°52′S 152°41′E / 31.867°S 152.683°E / -31.867; 152.683Coordinates: 31°52′S 152°41′E / 31.867°S 152.683°E / -31.867; 152.683
Population 2,258 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2427
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)[2]
LGA(s) Mid-Coast Council
State electorate(s) Port Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Lyne
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.2 °C
72 °F
13.0 °C
55 °F
1,338.4 mm
52.7 in

Harrington is a small village located at the mouth of the Manning River in New South Wales, Australia. It was established in 1853 and proclaimed a village on 26 September 1896. It is 15 km north-east of Taree[3] on the Mid North Coast, and 335 kilometres (208 mi) north east of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2011 census, Harrington had a population of 2,258.[1] It was named after the Earl of Harrington by the explorer, John Oxley.[3]

Harrington is now a centre for active retirees with many activities available.[citation needed]


  • Harrington Public School[4]

Emergency Services[edit]

  • Marine Rescue Crowdy Harrington
  • SES
  • RFS


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harrington (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  2. ^ Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved on 2007-11-12.
  3. ^ a b "Harrington, New South Wales". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.harrington-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/

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