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Deepwater

New South Wales, Australia

Deepwater
New England Highway, Deepwater, NSW



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Deepwater
Population: 323 [1]
Postcode: 2371
Coordinates: 29°26′S 151°51′E / -29.433, 151.85Coordinates: 29°26′S 151°51′E / -29.433, 151.85
Elevation: 974 m (3,196 ft)
Location:
LGA: Glen Innes Severn Council
County: Gough
Federal Division: New England


Deepwater is a parish and village 40 kilometres north of Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Deepwater had a population of 323, with 489 people in the area.[1]

Deepwater is located on the New England Highway and the Main North railway line (now closed). The village is on the northern bank of the Deepwater River which is a tributary of the Mole River.

Eclipse Theatre, Deepwater, NSW

An architectural gem, Deepwater's Art Deco Eclipse Theatre.

HistoryEdit

The Deepwater run was occupied in 1839 by William Cooins for the Windeyer brothers. In 1848 their run covered 60,000 acres (240 km2).[2] The railway station was opened in 1886. The Deepwater Public School was established 1894. Some of the old buildings still in existence are the Deepwater Inn, court house, post office, school of arts and the Deepwater Public School.

Deepwater now has an Apex Park, antique store, bakery, school, two hotels, roadhouse and general shopping facilities. An annual race meeting is held on the racecourse that is located there.[3] It also has service organisations that include the Country Women's Association, Red Cross, Far West and Apex Club, SES and Rural Fire Service, pre-school and some other community organisations.

The district is an agricultural area with the main pursuits being wool, fat lamb and beef cattle production. In the past dairying, tin mining and timber were industries that contributed to the economy of the district.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Deepwater (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL126200&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  2. ^ Donald, J.Kay, Exploring the North Coast and New England, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1987.
  3. ^ Northern New England, Examiner, Glen Innes


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