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Attunga
New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population: 633
Postcode: 2345
Elevation: 374 m (1,227 ft)
Location:
LGA: Tamworth Regional Council
State District: Tamworth
Federal Division: New England

Attunga is a small farming community in the New England region of New South Wales Australia.

History

The name is an Aboriginal word for "a high place", and was originally the name for a nearby farm operated by pastoralist John Brown in the 1840s. The land had previously been part of a 313,000-acre (1,270 km2) grant to the Australian Agricultural Company in 1834 and had been used to graze 6,000 sheep.

The village of Attunga was gazetted in 1847 but early settlement appears to have been slow. The first recorded burials at the Attunga Cemetery date from 1872 with the earliest inscriptions dated 1881.

Population growth remained slow until the mid-twentieth century. The current population of 633 includes families of commuters to Tamworth. Services in Attunga currently include a primary school, supermarket, hotel and sports ground, and rural fire service headquarters.

The late English singer-songwriter Max Bygraves owned "Attunga Park", an 84-hectare farm near the village.

Mobile Phone Blackspot Program

Vodafone will serve the town and surrounding area with mobile phone service as part of the National Blackspot Program from Q4 2016.

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