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Big Hill
New South Wales
Big Hill is located in New South Wales
Big Hill
Big Hill
Location in New South Wales
Population 44 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2580
LGA(s) Upper Lachlan Shire
Region Southern Tablelands
County Argyle
Parish Eden Forest
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume
Localities around Big Hill:
Myrtleville Bannaby
Chatsbury Big Hill Canyonleigh
Greenwich Park Brayton Canyonleigh

Big Hill is a bounded rural locality in Upper Lachlan Shire to the north of Marulan in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 44.

The area is characterised with agricultural activities, predominantly grazing, as well as National Parks. Grazing was first introduced by Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur nephew of John Macarthur, who established a 1000 acre farm, Arthursleigh, at Big Hill in 1819.

By the start of the 20th century, Big Hill boasted a Methodist chapel, school and a post office. Today, only the church remains, and Arthursleigh operates as an agriculture research and teaching centre of the University of Sydney.

Big Hill Post Office opened on 1 November 1869 and closed in 1945.

The main geographical features of Big Hill include Mount Modickmurribar from which the area is named, the Wollondilly River to the east and the Tarlo River National Park to the west.

Big Hill is roughly equivalent to the cadastral parishes of Cookbundoon and Eden Forest in the county of Argyle.

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