Rothbury, New South Wales

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Rothbury is a small town located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is 10 km from Cessnock. At the 2011 census, Rothbury had a population of 452 people.[1] The town is 8 km from Pokolbin's vineyards.

Rothbury became notorious for the Rothbury Riot when police shot into a crowd of miners killing Norman Brown and injuring many more, during a lockout of miners at the local colliery on 16 December 1929. A monument in honour of Norman Brown is located at North Rothbury.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Rothbury - Bal (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Clifford, Michael, Struggles, Scabs and Schooners: a Labour History Tour with a Pint Labour History No. 84, May 2003. Accessed 2 July 2006

Coordinates: 32°45′S 151°20′E / 32.750°S 151.333°E / -32.750; 151.333