Barrengarry, New South Wales

Barrengarry is a small village near the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in City of Shoalhaven.[2][3] It is situated north of Kangaroo Valley. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 200.[1]

History

The most important land acquisition in the area was the secondary land grant of 2560 acres issued to Henry Osborne in 1840.[4] In 1876, a settlement known as the Private Township of Osborne was established, now known as Barrengarry in the north and Kangaroo Valley to the south.[5]

The settlement at Barrengary developed as a satellite to the main township of Kangaroo Valley due to geography, distances and the fact that transport was completely reliant on horses or bullocks. The township developed its own Post Office, store, school and church between 1873 and 1874.[6]

Barrengarry Public School was opened in 1874.[7][8] The building was designed by celebrated architect Horbury Hunt. [9]

Dairying was a main industry of the early Shoalhaven and with the invention of the cream separator in 1878, co-operative schemes between farmers became possible. Consequently, Barrengarry farmers came together at a meeting in August 1888 and resolved to build a butter factory. The factory was built a mile north of the Kangaroo River and commenced operations in February 1889.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Barrengarry (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 August 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Barrengarry". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 August 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Barrengarry". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ Griffith, John (2004). A history of Kangaroo Valley, Australia. Kangaroo Valley, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Valley Historical Society. p. 23.
  5. ^ G., Antill, Robert (1982). Settlement in the South : a record of the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the Shoalhaven River Basin, 1803-1982. Weston). [Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified]. ISBN 0959314903. OCLC 10696671.
  6. ^ John, Griffith (2004). A History of Kangaroo Valley, Australia. Kangaroo Valley, N.S.W.: Kangaroo Valley Historical Society. p. 49.
  7. ^ Alan., Bayley, William (1975). Shoalhaven : history of the Shire of Shoalhaven, New South Wales (Rev. ed.). Nowra, N.S.W.: Shoalhaven Shire Council. ISBN 0959993223. OCLC 4465477.
  8. ^ "Barrengarry School". South Coast Cooperative Libraries. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  9. ^ G., Antill, Robert (1982). Settlement in the South : a record of the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the Shoalhaven River Basin, 1803-1982. Weston). [Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified]. p. 5. ISBN 0959314903. OCLC 10696671.
  10. ^ Alan., Bayley, William (1975). Shoalhaven : history of the Shire of Shoalhaven, New South Wales (Rev. ed.). Nowra, N.S.W.: Shoalhaven Shire Council. p. 150. ISBN 0959993223. OCLC 4465477.