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Cumnock

New South Wales, Australia

Landscape near Cumnock, NSW.jpg
Landscape near Cumnock
Population: 275 [1]
Postcode: 2867
Coordinates: 32°55′S 148°46′E / -32.917, 148.767Coordinates: 32°55′S 148°46′E / -32.917, 148.767
Elevation: 514 m (1,686 ft)
Location:
  • 318 km (198 mi) WNW of Sydney
  • 59 km (37 mi) NW of Orange
  • 24 km (15 mi) NNW of Molong
  • 75 km (47 mi) SE of Peak Hill
  • 25 km (16 mi) S of Yeoval
LGA: Cabonne Shire Council
County: Gordon
Parish: Burrawong
State District: Orange
Federal Division: Calare


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.[1] Cumnock is named after the Scottish town in Ayrshire, the home of an early settler named Straborn.[2]

The Cumnock community pioneered a farmhouse rental program designed to attract new families to the area by making farmhouses available for rent for $1.[3] This program has since spread to a number of other rural communities.[4]

Notable residents[]

  • Chris McKivat, Olympian and dual rugby code international.
  • Tim Gavin, Australian Rugby International.
  • Susan Cullen-Ward, later married to Leka, Crown Prince of Albania.

References[]

External links[]

Wellington-NSW:Cumnock


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