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Brayton is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 173 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2579
LGA(s) Upper Lachlan Shire
Region Southern Tablelands
County Argyle
Parish Billyrambija
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume
Localities around Brayton:
Greenwich Park Big Hill Canyonleigh
Greenwich Park Brayton Canyonleigh
Carrick Marulan Paddys River

Brayton is a locality in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia, in the Upper Lachlan Shire. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 173.

It was formerly known as Longreach, the name of a property granted to Peter Stuckey in the mid-1820s. The house he built with convict labour is made of sandstone from the area. Further information is in Early Colonial Houses of New South Wales by Rachel Roxburgh. Its name was changed to avoid confusion with the Queensland town of Longreach and apparently named after Lily Brayton, an English actress and singer. It had a public school from 1859 to 1953. This includes periods when it was closed or operated as a "half-time" school.

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