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Barnsley
Greater NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 1,747 (2016 census)
 • Density 794/km2 (2,060/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2278
Area 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 21 km (13 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Teralba
State electorate(s) Cessnock
Federal Division(s) Hunter
Suburbs around Barnsley:
Holmesville Holmesville Cameron Park
Killingworth Barnsley Edgeworth
Killingworth Teralba Teralba

Barnsley is a township in New South Wales, Australia, 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district. It is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

History

The area was first settled by Europeans in 1829. The town took its name from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and its public school opened in 1865. In 1911 the population was 216.

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