Whitton, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Railway station building at the Whitton Museum.jpg
Train station, now disused and relocated to the town museum
Whitton is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°30′54″S 146°11′06″E / 34.51500°S 146.18500°E / -34.51500; 146.18500Coordinates: 34°30′54″S 146°11′06″E / 34.51500°S 146.18500°E / -34.51500; 146.18500
Population 379 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2705
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
LGA(s) Leeton Shire
County Cooper
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Whitton is a small town located in Leeton Shire in the Australian state of New South Wales. Founded in 1850, it is named after John Whitton (1820–98), Engineer-in-Charge of the New South Wales Government Railways. The railway reached Whitton in 1881. At the 2006 census, Whitton had a population of 394.[2]

Hulong Post Office opened on 15 October 1881 and was renamed Whitton in 1883.[3]

Whitton contains the Ricebowl Hotel, 2 general stores, a post office, St Carthage Catholic Church, St John's Anglican Church, a fire station, a bowling club, and a number of houses.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Whitton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Whitton (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
Whitton Railway Station (1899-1925)
Whitton Railway Station
Whitton Railway Station
Whitton Railway Station
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Hay
Hay Line
(closed section)
towards Junee