Lansdowne, New South Wales (Mid-Coast Council)

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Lansdowne is a rural village on the Mid North Coast near Taree in New South Wales, Australia.

The village lies in the Lansdowne River valley, adjacent to the Coorabakh National Park and the village of Langley Vale, which was served by the Langley Vale Timber Tramway from 1897 to 1933, as well as Coopernook and the Lansdowne State Forests. It is the gateway to the Manning River Valley's northern hinterland.

The first settler of Lansdowne was Benjamin Saville (1814-1896). In 1848 Benjamin purchased 50 acres on the northern bank of the Lansdowne river. The Saville property became the main crossing point for travellers going to and from Port Macquarie for nearly 40 years.

At the 2006 census, Lansdowne had a population of 433 people.[1]

The Lansdowne rail station on the North Coast Line was closed in 1975.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lansdowne (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2009.

Coordinates: 31°46′59″S 152°32′4″E / 31.78306°S 152.53444°E / -31.78306; 152.53444 (Lansdowne, New South Wales)