Collector NSW 2581

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The Postcode for Collector NSW is 2581

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Latitude:-34.91729 Longitude:149.424332

Collector is a small historic township, now by-passed, between Goulburn and Canberra and located 228km from Sydney.

The area was first settled by Europeans when T.A. Murray was granted land in 1829. By 1837 Murray had built himself a substantial home and that same year a postal service began from Goulburn across the flat plains to Lake George and down to Yass. This inevitably meant the development of staging posts and the towns of Gundaroo and Collector sprang up.

Collector's history is the history of the roads which passed through it. When horse and bullock were the main means of transportation the town prospered as it was a day's journey from Goulburn. It was during this time that it had five inns and a number of stores. When Canberra was chosen as the national capital the town benefited as the Barton Highway, later to become the Federal Highway, passed through the town and consequently was kept in good condition. Today the Federal Highway by-passes… Read More


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