Stuart Town, New South Wales
New South Wales
Stuart Town, overlooking the railway station
|Population||487 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Dubbo Regional Council|
Stuart Town, formerly known as Ironbark, is a small town on the Central Western Slopes of New South Wales, Australia within Dubbo Regional Council. It is located 317 kilometres (197 mi) north-west of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2011 census, Stuart Town had a population of 487. The area around the town is rich in cattle farming and orchards, so the town serves as a service centre to that area.
The town was established in 1879 with the arrival of the railway from Sydney after reports of gold being found in the area, but was not fully established until the construction of the nearby Lake Burrendong. The town was formerly called Ironbark and so is the feature of the Banjo Paterson poem "The Man from Ironbark". It conducts an annual Man from Ironbark Festival.
Stuart Town is often claimed to be the birthplace of the former New South Wales Premier Sir Robert Askin. In fact, he was born at Glebe in Sydney, but he did spend much of his childhood at Stuart Town.
Stuart Town has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stuart Town, New South Wales.|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Stuart Town (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- Ironbarks School
- Welcome to Stuart Town
- "Stuart Town Railway Station group". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01253. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Western timetable". NSW Trainlink. 7 September 2019.
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