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New South Wales

The state of New South Wales consists of just over 800,000 square kilometers on Australia’s east coast, sitting between Queensland to the north and the border of the Murray River, with Victoria to the South.

The state has the largest population in Australia at around 7.8 million with most of these persons living in the coastal Greater Sydney area. The Greater Sydney area was also the first point of European contact, with the explorer James Cook landing there in 1770 and then a penal colony established in 1788. It was the first and major point of administration for British colonization of the far South Pacific, in fact.

The state comprises a narrow beautiful coastline that meets with the spectacular mountains and plateaus of the Great Dividing Range. Over the range is the western slopes consisting of fertile farming lands before meeting the arid outback of the western plains.


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An outpost on the west of the Orana and former port on the Darling River to service the wool farmers… Read More »Bourke


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The main city in the south and gateway to the Orana, Dubbo’s history and prosperity revolved around the sale and… Read More »Dubbo


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One of the earliest wine producing areas in Australia, Mudgee was the second township to be established west of the… Read More »Mudgee


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A town founded solely to mine copper from Australia’s largest deposit and which has done so for more than 140… Read More »Cobar


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The main port on the far south coast, the historic fishing town of Eden sits on the peninsula that divides… Read More »Eden


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One of the most popular holiday resort towns on the south coast, Merimbula and the smaller satellite township of Pambula,… Read More »Merimbula


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A few kilometers in from the coast and Jarvis Bay, along the beautiful Shoalhaven River,  Nowra is the administrative centre… Read More »Nowra


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Known for its natural beauty, fishing and oysters, Narooma is a small coastal village with beautiful beaches both north and… Read More »Narooma


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Just 35 kilometers south of Wollongong and in fact only two hours from Sydney, set on the shoreline behind its man made… Read More »Kiama


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The southern coastal city of New South Wales and just 90 kilometers or so south from Sydney itself, Wollongong stretches… Read More »Wollongong