Largs, New South Wales

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Largs is a developing township adjacent to Bolwarra Heights and is a suburb in the City of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the eastern side of the Hunter River, 8 km north of the Maitland CBD. As of 2018, the Maitland LGA is seeing new development along elevated areas adjacent to the river flood plain. Maitland is an established city. It is 166 kilometres by road north of Sydney and 35 km north-west of Newcastle. Schools and all normal community facilities are available. The City of Maitland covers an area of 390 square kilometres.

In the pioneering days, Largs was established by Cedar getters, before the Lang family settlement in 1821. Largs was industrially important, as it became a river port and boat-building town before the Hunter River changed course. Largs Public School, established in 1838, is the New South Wales public school that has operated for the longest continuous time from the same site[1][2] and is one of the oldest still operating schools in Australia.

Coordinates: 32°42′04″S 151°36′04″E / 32.701°S 151.601°E / -32.701; 151.601


  1. ^ "Government Schools of NSW from 1848 - Chronological List". Department of Education and Communities. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  2. ^ "Largs Public School - Our School". NSW Department of Education and Communities. Retrieved 2017-03-15.