Rugby, New South Wales
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Rugby is a village in the
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region of
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, Australia. The village is in the
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local government area, south west of the state capital,
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and north of the national capital,
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. The village is set in an area of thick scrub and is known for raising
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sheep. The general store and post office have closed, the school, established over 125 years ago, closed in 2018. The population of Rugby in the was 73 and had increased to 83 at the 2021 census. The village was founded in 1830. It was originally called Mewburn after a local settler family. The village contains several buildings which are considered to have local heritage significance including: The Colonial Inn, Rugby General Store, Rugby Police Station (1922-1945), the Rugby Homestead, Rugby Public School(1914-2018), the Rugby Hall (1933), the St Vigil (Catholic) & St Aidan (Anglian) churches.The old granite stone Police Station later became the teacher's residence for the school. The cells became bedrooms for the teacher's children. The Rugby Memorial Gates at the showground are the site of the local ANZAC day commemoration.


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