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 303 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2726
Elevation 303 m (994 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Hilltops Council
County Harden
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Hume

Jugiong is a village community on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, in the central east part of the Riverina. It is situated just off the Hume Highway, by road, about 30 kilometres southwest from Bookham and 40 kilometres northeast from Gundagai. At the 2011 census, Jugiong had a population of 303 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.[2]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jugiong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 April 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11