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Division Profile

  • Division name: New England
  • State: New South Wales
  • Name derivation: Named after the area of New England, the largest highland area in Australia.
  • Size & Location description: New England covers an area of approximately 59,344 sq km from the Queensland border in the north to the Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Tamworth Regional and Walcha local government areas in the south. The main towns include Armidale, Barraba, Bundarra, Deepwater, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Werris Creek and parts of Delungra and Urbenville.
  • Products/industries of the area: Cattle, sheep, grain, forestry, dairying, oats, maize, fruit, vegetables, tin-mining, bricks, trout hatchery, tourism, concrete pipe works, leather goods, tannery, gemstones, tobacco, lucerne, honey, grain processing, rubber industry, plaster works and concrete.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1900/1901
  • Demographic rating Rural