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New South Wales
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Landscape near Cumnock
Cumnock is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 275 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2867
Elevation 514 m (1,686 ft)
LGA(s) Cabonne Shire Council
County Gordon
Parish Burrawong
State electorate(s) Orange
Federal Division(s) Calare

Cumnock is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the now closed cross-country railway line from Molong to Dubbo. The town is located in Cabonne Shire. At the 2011 census, Cumnock had a population of 275 people. Cumnock is named after the Scottish town in Ayrshire, the home of an early settler named Straborn.

The Cumnock community pioneered a farmhouse rental program designed to attract new families to the area by making farmhouses available for rent for $1. This program has since spread to a number of other rural communities.

Notable residents

  • Chris McKivat, Olympian and dual rugby code international.
  • Tim Gavin, Australian Rugby International.
  • Susan Cullen-Ward, later married to Leka, Crown Prince of Albania.
  • Cecily Johnson, 2016 Bowls NSW Volunteer of the Year recipient.
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