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Lockhart
New South Wales
LockhartVerandahTown1.jpg
Looking east in the main street of Lockhart
Population 800 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2656
LGA(s) Lockhart Shire
County Urana
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Lockhart is a town in the Riverina Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the location of the Lockhart Shire Council offices. At the 2011 census, Lockhart had a population of 800 people.

History

GreensGunyah(Lockhart)Museum
Greens Gunyah Museum

Lockhart was named after C.G.N. Lockhart - a commissioner for Crown Lands in the Murrumbidgee River area in the 1850s. It was originally known as Greens Gunyah, and renamed Lockhart in 1897. Greens Gunyah was so named because a Mr Green was the earliest settler and had a grog shop on the Urana - Wagga Wagga stagecoach route.

Ferriers Post Office opened on 16 May 1882 and was renamed Lockhart in 1898.

Tim Fischer, National Party leader (1990–1999) and 11th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia was born here. A railway station served the town between 1901 and 1975, it has now been restored and converted into a New South Wales Rural Fire Service station. Seasonal grain trains service silos in the town.

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