Tottenham, New South Wales

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Tottenham
New South Wales
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Tottenham Hotel, built in 1931
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Tottenham
Coordinates 32°15′0″S147°21′0″E / 32.25000°S 147.35000°E / -32.25000; 147.35000 Coordinates: 32°15′0″S147°21′0″E / 32.25000°S 147.35000°E / -32.25000; 147.35000
Population299 (2011 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2873
Location
LGA(s) Lachlan Shire
County Kennedy County, Beaconsfield Parish, New South Wales
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal Division(s) Parkes

Tottenham is a small town in Lachlan Shire in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Tottenham is known as “The Soul of the Centre”, a reference to it being the nearest town to the geographical centre of New South Wales. It had a population of 299 at the 2011 census, including 21 indigenous people (6%) and 20 foreign born people (6%). [1]

Lachlan Shire Local government area in New South Wales, Australia

Lachlan Shire is a local government area in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The Shire is located adjacent to the Lachlan River, the Lachlan Valley Way and the Broken Hill railway line.

New South Wales State of Australia

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History

Tottenham is at the end of a railway line from Bogan Gate, completed in 1916, with Tottenham Post Office opening on 8 April 1907. [2]

Bogan Gate–Tottenham railway line

Bogan Gate to Tottenham railway line is a railway line in New South Wales, Australia. It starts at the Bogan Gate junction on the transcontinental railway line and terminates at the town of Tottenham, New South Wales, near the Geographic centre of that state. Although stations were built on the line, it remains a goods line today with all stations now closed.

Location

Tottenham lies in a wheat-growing area. A cairn marks the centre of New South Wales and is located 33 km west-north-west of Tottenham. [3]

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Tottenham Sign Post

Achievements

In 2012, the tiny township was selected as the Most Outstanding Community in New South Wales and the ACT (with a population of 15,000 or less) in a competition organised by the Bank of New South Wales.

Airstrip

The town sealed its local airstrip, installed kangaroo-proof fences around the perimeter, and put in night lighting, with half of the costs coming from private donations. Locals had been upset that the Royal Flying Doctor Service had not been able to land there for a medical emergency involving one of the leading members of the local population.

Medical and other services

The town also successfully searched the world to recruit its own doctor, when the Health Department had said that no suitable doctor could be found. Five locals came forward to form a team of local volunteer ambulance officers, in support of the one full-time paramedic that is provided by the NSW Ambulance Service. Finally, the town constructed a spacious sports centre in a dollar for dollar agreement with the local Shire. All of these projects in the one year contributed to Tottenham's selection as Community of the Year for NSW. [4] [ citation needed ]

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tottenham (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 April 2015. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. "Centre of Australia, States and Territories-NSW". Geoscience Australia . Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  4. "HOME - TOTTENHAM NSW". www.tottenhamnsw.com.au. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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