Maitland, New South Wales
|Population||8,062 (2016 census)|
|• Density||485.37/km2 (1,257.1/sq mi)|
|Area||16.61 km2 (6.4 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of Maitland|
Thornton is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is bisected by the New England Highway.
Post code 2322, including Thornton, Beresfield, Tarro and Hexham, had a population of 14,654 in 2001.
The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Maitland area are the Wonnarua people.
Thornton railway station opened in 1871.Thornton is serviced by Hunter Line trains of the NSW TrainLink network. Regular services take passengers East to Newcastle (18 minutes for the express) and West to Maitland. Less regular services also take passengers West to the Hunter Valley as far as Scone and North to Dungog.
Thornton is the junction for a colliery branch line leading to the Bloomfield Coal Loop, a balloon loop.
A new industrial estate and increased residential subdivisions resulted in the RTA planning a major upgrade to the Weakleys Drive intersection, which was completed as of December 2008. DBT (Australia) opened their new complex here in December 2006.
Thornton has a government primary school of Thornton Primary.It also the main of Aspect Hunter School which offer schooling option for students with autism K-12.
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Kurri Kurri is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Cessnock LGA. At the 2016 census, its population was 6,044. Kurri Kurri is the largest town in a group of towns and hamlets, including Stanford Merthyr, Pelaw Main, Weston, Abermain and Heddon Greta, called Kurri Kurri – Weston by the ABS. Its estimated population was 17,241 at 2016 census.
Woodville is a rural suburb in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia that is shared between the Port Stephens and Maitland local government areas (LGA). Most of the suburb lies to the east of the Paterson River in the Port Stephens LGA while a small area of approximately 1.3 square kilometres (0.5 sq mi), to the west of the Paterson, is within the boundaries of the Maitland LGA.
Greta is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Maitland area are the Wonnarua people. Greata started a small community around Anvil Creek in 1830s. Settled by Europeans from around 1822, when the town was surveyed in 1842 it was given the name Greta, possibly after a small river in Cumberland, England. Coal mining was established in the area in 1862 with the development of a railway station. In 1864 keroscene shale was discovered. By the 1870s, Greta had four hotels, four churches ,a school and schools of arts. Geologist Edgeworth David discovered coal seam in 1886. By 1907 ten collieries were in operation. In 1939 an army training camp was established. After WWII the town's population grew as it became a migrant camp for European refugees. The small town has a large European community with many people coming from, Polish, Ukrainian and German heritage. At the 2016 census the town had a population of 2,830. The Main Street of Greta, High street is a quiet stretch of road with the most popular social areas being Tattersalls Hotel Pub and the bowling club. These days it is largely a commuter town located midway between Cessnock, Singleton and Maitland. A convenient location for miners and their families to live. The town is also linked to nearby town, Branxton where you will find the nearest grocery store. Being in the Hunter Valley, Greta is close to many vineyards and wine cellars.
Lochinvar is a village in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, eleven kilometres west of the regional centre of Maitland. Lochinvar is within the boundaries of the City of Maitland local government area and is named after Lochinvar, a loch in southern Scotland. A historic home and property called "Windermere" is located near the town. There is also a locally famous country department store called "Aird's of Lochinvar" on the Maitland side.
The City of Maitland is a local government area in the lower Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The area is situated adjacent to the New England Highway and the Hunter railway line.
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East Maitland is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is on the New England Highway and it has two railway stations, Victoria Street and East Maitland. Both stations are served by NSW TrainLink's Hunter Line. Hunter Valley Buses provides bus service.
Telarah is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. The suburb was formerly known as Homeville, however use of this name was abandoned in the 1950s. It is located on the New England Highway and is also the site of a major rail junction, where the North Coast line and the once extensive, privately owned South Maitland Railway system meet the Main North line. A station on the North Coast line opened in 1911 and is served by NSW TrainLink's Hunter Line, with services to Newcastle and Dungog. Telarah has its own fire brigade as well as bowling club, supermarket, pharmacy, takeaway shop and newsagents.
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Woodberry is one of the easternmost suburbs of the City of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Woodberry's population was 3,155. Most of the population lives in residential subdivisions while almost 84% of the suburbs land is rural in nature. Rental accommodation is occupied by 33.33% of the residents.
Lorn is a suburb of Maitland in New South Wales, Australia. It is located across the Hunter River from Maitland by the Belmore Bridge.
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Rutherford is a suburb in the City of Maitland in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2016 census, Rutherford was home to almost 12,000 residents, making it one of the most populated suburbs. The suburb consists of mixed residential development, bulky goods retail, light industry and manufacturing plants. It also has its own small commercial centre. Rutherford is served by a number of schools within the suburb. These are Rutherford Public School, St. Paul's Primary School and Rutherford Technology High School. There are also a range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.
Gillieston Heights is a suburb of the City of Maitland local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, approximately 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from the Maitland CBD. Prior to 1967, the village was named East Greta however this was changed to honour former Maitland mayor and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly John Gillies following a poll of residents. At the 2016 census, Gillieston Heights had a population of over 3,000.
Chisholm is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-northwest from Newcastle, and 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-east from Maitland. The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Maitland area are the Wonnarua people.
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