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Wentworth

Wentworth is a small border town in the far south west of the state of New South Wales, Australia.

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  • Area:1636.718 km2
  • Elevation:41 m
  • Population:1,437
  • Local Government Area:Wentworth Shire Council

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Wentworth is a small border town in the far south west of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It lies at the confluence of Australia's two most important rivers, the Darling and the Murray, the latter forming the border with the state of Victoria to the south. The border with the state of South Australia lies approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) to the west. The town of Wentworth is in the local government area of the same name. # History Named after the famous explorer and politician William Charles Wentworth, the town is 34 kilometres (21 mi) to the west (via the Calder Highway) of the Victorian regional city of Mildura. The famous mining city of Broken Hill is 266 kilometres (165 mi) to the north along the Silver City Highway. Moorna Post Office opened on 22 February 1855 and was renamed Wentworth in 1860.In 1876 Wentworth township was described in the following terms: Wentworth is situated on the Darling, about half a mile from the junction, and is plainly visible from the Murray.The township is built on rising ground, and, save in very exceptional seasons, is quite out of reach of flood waters.The population is between 400 and 500.The place appears prosperous and progressive.The trade up the Darling River, and the supply of stores to the stations in the vicinity, form the life-blood of its prosperity.Wentworth possesses a custom-house – a hideous little building resembling a watch-house, and as great an eyesore as the cause of its establishment is an inconvenience and annoyance to trade.The other public buildings are a post and telegraph office, for Wentworth is on the main telegraph line to Adelaide, and a court-house and offices, which are also used for land offices.There is a resident police magistrate, Mr. Richardson ... The two churches in Wentworth are buildings creditable to the town.The Roman Catholic Church is a brick structure, the Protestant Church an edifice of brick and stone... There are three or four stores of considerable size, and several hotels.The Australian Joint Stock Bank has a branch here.The river, which, opposite the town is about the width of the Murray at Echuca, is crossed by a punt.Wentworth is one of the most beautiful towns in the regional NSW. The convergence of Murray and Darling just 1 minute drive from the heart of the town makes it even more special. # Weather Wentworth has a Semi-arid climate (BSh) with hot summers and mild winters. Historical maxima and minima are 48.1 °C and -2.8 °C, respectively. # Things to do

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