Landscape near Cumnock
|Elevation:||514 m (1,686 ft)|
|LGA:||Cabonne Shire Council|
Cumnock is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the now closed cross-country railway line from Molong to Dubbo. The town is located in Cabonne Shire. At the 2011 census, Cumnock had a population of 275 people. Cumnock is named after the Scottish town in Ayrshire, the home of an early settler named Straborn.
The Cumnock community pioneered a farmhouse rental program designed to attract new families to the area by making farmhouses available for rent for $1. This program has since spread to a number of other rural communities.
- Chris McKivat, Olympian and dual rugby code international.
- Tim Gavin, Australian Rugby International.
- Susan Cullen-Ward, later married to Leka, Crown Prince of Albania.
- ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cumnock (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/UCL122044?opendocument&navpos=220. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- ^ "Cumnock". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/place_naming/placename_search/extract?id=JPYbBKZTTR. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- ^ Williams, Samantha (2 February 2009). "Rent a Cumnock farm for just a $1 a week". Daily Telegraph (News Limited). http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24992525-5013110,00.html. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
- ^ Vaz, Ellen (3 July 2009). "Christine farms out Cumnock rent plan". Central Western Daily (Fairfax). http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/news/general/christine-farms-out-cumnock-rent-plan/1557996.aspx#. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
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