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Wingham, New South Wales, Australia
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The "village" of Wingham lies on the Manning River in New South Wales, Australia

 
The village was set up in 1844 to establish an administration centre. It takes its name from the village of Wingham in Kent, England. The location was chosen as it was the furthest point inland that could to be reached by supply boat and was on the road between Raymond Terrace and Port Macquarie.  By 1909 the administrative centre had been moved to Taree.
Wingham was laid out around a "Village_green", which was intended as a recreational area. Now called Central Park, its boundary is formed by Farquhar Street, Bent Street, Isabella Street and  Wynter Street and is part of the Wingham Conservation Area.
Buildings and other places of interest to to look out for are listed in the brochure Wingham Self Guided Heritage Walk. Virtual visitors can follow the trail in Google Maps Street View   starting at the Wingham School of Arts (gsv/8ebhe).
The community of 5,000 (app.) people is well served by plenty of shops, churches of different denominations, five schools, and a variety of sports and social clubs.
To the east of Central Park along Isabella Street is an entrance (gsv/737j42) into Wingham Brush Nature Reserve (pdf). an area of rare lowland  sub tropical rain forest
 

 

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