is a very small township in the Hunter Region
of New South Wales
that is shared between the Port Stephens
and Maitland Local Government Areas
(LGA). Most of the town lies to the east of the Paterson River
in the Port Stephens LGA while a small area of approximately , to the west of the Paterson, is within the boundaries of the Maitland LGA.
Woodville's primary land use is agricultural, although housing and small-acre rural residential lots are increasingly significant. Its agriculture consists mainly of broad-acre hay production, along with beef cattle grazing, turf-farming, poultry and olive production. It sits on the floodplains of the lower Hunter River
and is subject to periodic flooding.
The town's centre consists of only a few buildings: an old timber shop,a few houses of mixed age and design, All Saints sandstone gothic style church - it is now privately owned and although no longer used for religious services, this heritage listed chapel is non-denominational and available for weddings both civil and religious, the timber hall associated with the church is now a function centre.
The Woodville region was occupied originally by Aboriginals
, most likely the Worimi people
. It offered abundant natural resources, with rivers, extensive wetlands, lakes, open woodland and rainforest. In the early 19th century, the first Europeans known to enter the region... Read More