Bargo, New South Wales

Bargo, New South Wales

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Bargo, New South Wales

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Bargo is a small town of the Macarthur Region, New South Wales, Australia in the Wollondilly Shire. It is approximately 100 km south west of Sydney.

It is situated between the township of Tahmoor (north) and the village of Yanderra (south), and accessible via the Hume Highway that links Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. It was previously known as West Bargo and Cobargo.

Bargo is one of the largest towns in New South Wales without a sewerage system.

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Bargo railway station was first opened on 19 July 1919 as West Bargo and then renamed in 1921 as Bargo. . The station is part of the Southern Highlands Line or Main South Line which under CityRail goes to Sydney and under CountryLink and Melbourne. The original Bargo railway station building on the eastern side of the platform was destroyed by arson. Currently in use is a permanent demountable building.



Bargo's community facilities include a racetrack, tennis courts, sporting fields and skatepark. Its commercial facilities include a hotel, motel, post office, a sports club, two small grocery stores, chemist, bakery, butcher, newsagent, liquor store, restaurants (including bistros at the pub and club), takeaway food, petrol station, veterinary surgery, pharmacy, car mechanic, two hairdressing salons and several other small businesses, including a used car dealership.

History

  • The name Bargo may be derived from the local Aboriginal language, meaning "cripple".A. W.......
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