Wentworth - NSW

Population - Town 

Position

DEG: -34.104309 141.916504
DMS: 34º 06' 15.51" S 141º 54' 59.41" E
UTM: 54 H 6225899mN 584535mE
Altitude: 38m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

318.06kms East of Adelaide - Driving 401 km (4 hours 34 mins)
494.88kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 569 km (6 hours 12 mins)
673.86kms West of Canberra - Driving 823 km (8 hours 38 mins)

Address & Contact

94 Adams St
Wentworth NSW 2648
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Originally named Hawdon's Ford, it was surveyed in 1858 and named Wentworth in 1859 after the Australian explorer, journalist and politician William Charles Wentworth. Wentworth is located at the junction of Australia's two great rivers - The Murray and The Darling.

Before the Darling River was opened up, Wentworth was the hub to which much of the wool clip was brought for shipment to either Echuca (for transport to Melbourne) or Morgan (for transport to Adelaide).

Due to the efforts of the early river explorers in the late 1850's, William Randell (Mary Ann) and Francis Cadell (Lady Augusta), the Darling river was opened-up for trade and Wentworth became the first river port of the Darling - although its early development can also be attributed to the river trade already being developed along the Murray. By the late 1880's Wentworth was Australia's busiest inland port. In 1895, 485 vessels were recorded as passing through the Customs House (31 in one week alone).

Today, Wentworth is a large and prosperous township with lots for the traveller to see and experience and is an ideal base to explore some amazing sites in the area.

'Magnificent trees droop like willows to the waters edge with evening's mildest radiance in their foliage, throwing a soft haze over the distance...' Charles Sturt 1844
Text courtesy of Outback NSW Tourism
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Mildura at 22/08:00am EST
Distance from Wentworth 21.41km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
6.5°C2.7°C60%-0.7°C1022.6hPa0.0mmNNW9km/hr
5knots
17km/hr
9knots

Closest Climatic Station

Mildura Airport
Distance from Wentworth 21.41km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.231.628.323.619.016.015.417.320.423.927.530.1
Mean Min. °C16.716.513.810.17.45.24.35.37.39.812.514.8
Mean Rain mm21.822.420.417.825.122.626.226.026.930.026.225.4

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