Jugiong

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Jugiong
New South Wales
Entering Jugiong.jpg
Entering Jugiong at the old Hume Highway
Jugiong is located in New South Wales
Jugiong
Jugiong
Coordinates 34°49′23″S 148°19′29″E / 34.82306°S 148.32472°E / -34.82306; 148.32472Coordinates: 34°49′23″S 148°19′29″E / 34.82306°S 148.32472°E / -34.82306; 148.32472
Population 222 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2726
Elevation 303 m (994 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Hilltops Council
Region South West Slopes
County Harden
Parish Jugiong
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Hume
Localities around Jugiong:
Cootamundra Cooneys Creek McMahons Reef
Coolac Jugiong Berremangra
Coolac Gobarralong Berremangra

Jugiong is a village community on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, in the Hilltops Council Local Government area.[2][3] It is situated just off the Hume Highway, by road, about 30 kilometres southwest from Bookham and 40 kilometres northeast from Gundagai. At the 2016 census, Jugiong had a population of 222 people.[1]

It was first settled in the 1820s when Henry O'Brien started grazing sheep on the Jugiong Run.

Bill Bovill working closely with Trevor Banks was the first artist to release a song about Jugiong. Australian cricketer turned commentator Richie Benaud spent part of his early life there.

Jugiong Post Office opened on 1 October 1856.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jugiong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 April 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Jugiong". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Jugiong". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11