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Casino is a town in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, with a population of 9,629 people at the 2011 census.[1] It lies on the banks of the Richmond River and is situated at the junction of the Bruxner Highway and the Summerland Way.

Casino
New South Wales
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Walker Street shopping precinct in Casino
Casino is located in New South Wales
Casino
Casino
Coordinates 28°52′0″S 153°03′0″E / 28.86667°S 153.05000°E / -28.86667; 153.05000Coordinates: 28°52′0″S 153°03′0″E / 28.86667°S 153.05000°E / -28.86667; 153.05000
Population 9,629 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2470
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)[2]
Location
LGA(s) Richmond Valley Council
State electorate(s) Clarence
Federal Division(s) Page
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
26.8 °C
80 °F
13.1 °C
56 °F
1,097.5 mm
43.2 in
Barker St., Casino

It is located 726 km (451 mi) north of Sydney and 228 km (142 mi) south of Brisbane.

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OverviewEdit

Casino is the seat of the Richmond Valley Council, a local government area.

The town is named after the Casino Station, owned by Clarke Irving, which was named after Cassino (near Monte Cassino) in Italy,[3][4] with which it has a sister city agreement.[5][6]

Casino is among Australia's largest beef centres. It is the regional hub of a very large cattle industry and positions itself as the "Beef Capital" of Australia,[7][8] although the city of Rockhampton also claims this title. In addition it is the service centre for a rich agricultural area.

Each year the town celebrates Beef Week. It was not held in 2007 but since that year, has continued to be held and celebrated.

TransportEdit

Casino station is situated on the main North Coast railway line between Sydney and Brisbane, north of Grafton. A branch line ran via Lismore to Murwillumbah; that line has since been closed, although lobbying is taking place to re-open it.[9][10] Casino railway station is the terminus of the daily Casino XPT from Sydney and there is a daily service to and from Brisbane via the Brisbane XPT.

In the 1920s, a never completed railway branch line to Bonalbo was started. A line was also proposed from Casino via Tabulam[11] and even a line all the way to Tenterfield,[12]

Casino is serviced by Lismore Airport with several daily flights to Sydney.

Northern Rivers Buslines operates rural services to Lismore (670) and Kyogle (675) each weekday, with one return service to Tenterfield available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Casino Bus Service operates local town loops, including a loop service to Gays Hill.

Among its many schools are the main ones: Casino High School, Casino Public School, Casino West Public School, St. Mary's Primary School, St. Mary's Catholic College School and Casino Christian Community School.

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Casino (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2015.   
  2. ^ "Casino". Climate Averages for Australian Sites. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 24 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Casino". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 
  4. ^ "Place Names.". The Australian Women's Weekly. 13 May 1964. p. 61. Retrieved 22 February 2011 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "Minutes Ordinary Meeting" (PDF). Richmond Valley Council. 16 July 2002. p. 32. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Minutes Ordinary Meeting" (PDF). Richmond Valley Council. 18 March 2003. p. 42. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2008. 
  7. ^ George, Thomas (30 May 2000). "Northern Star Casino Beef Week 2000". Hansard. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 10 September 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2008. I speak about Casino, the true beef capital of Australia 
  8. ^ "Casino Tourism". Casino Tourist Information Centre. Retrieved 10 August 2008. 
  9. ^ "No plans to reopen line". Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "State Nationals member lobbies to reopen line". Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "COUNTRY NEWS.". Daily Mail (5393). Brisbane. 2 January 1920. p. 2. Retrieved 1 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  12. ^ "Casino-Tenterfield Railway.". The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser. New South Wales. 17 December 1920. p. 4. Retrieved 1 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  13. ^ Groot, Murray. "Lumsdaine, John Sinclair (Jack) (1895–1948)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  14. ^ Wild, Stephen. "Morgan, James (Jim) (1901–1968)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  15. ^ Josh Powell-Fussell (12 July 2017). "Being welcomed into the Village". The Northern Star. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  16. ^ Selth, P. A. "Murray, Kevin Ross (1930–1991)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  17. ^ http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/schurr-felix-4544.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Williams, Clive Andrew (1915–1980)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 2002. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

External linksEdit

Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
towards Brisbane
NSW TrainLink North Coast
Brisbane XPT
towards Sydney
NSW TrainLink North Coast
Casino XPT
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