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New South Wales, Australia

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Population: 188 [1]
Postcode: 2337
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)



LGA: Upper Hunter Shire[2]
Region: Hunter[2]
County: Brisbane[3]
Parish: Alma[3]
State District: Upper Hunter[4]
Federal Division: Hunter[5]

Gundy is a locality in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[3] The locality is in the Upper Hunter Shire local government area and on the Pages River, 269 km (167 mi) north of the state capital, Sydney.[6] At the 2011 census, Gundy had a population of 188.[1]

European settlement in Gundy started in 1826 with a land grant to John Stewart who surveyed the Upper Hunter River in the early 1800s. The village was originally known as Bellevue, the name of a nearby property. It acquired its current name from a Mrs. Gundy who ran an inn further along the road. The town "initially served as a stopover for teams travelling from Scone to stations located further up the Pages and Isis Rivers".[7]

The discovery of gold nearby saw Gundy develop as a service centre for miners with an inn and church constructed. By 1881 the village had a population of 60 and facilities included a school, post office and stores.[7]

The local pub—the Linga Longa Hotel—and the Gundy General Store are the only retail businesses in the village. The general store faced closure in September 2012 before being bought by new owners.[8] A annual rodeo is held on New Year's Eve.[7]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gundy (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Search – Local Council Boundaries – Hunter (HT) – Upper Hunter Shire". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Gundy". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Upper Hunter". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gundy". Australian Electoral Commission. 26 July 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gundy". Department of Lands - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Department of Lands. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Gundy". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Foster, Margot (3 September 2012). "Gundy – a one pub town". ABC Rural. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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