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In 1820 John Howe led an expedition to the fertile valley of St Patrick's Plains. Many settlers followed and began raising stock on their grants of land. Within a generation the pastoral district was flourishing and traders also came to establish their livelihood.
A township grew on the banks of the Hunter River, taking its name from one of the original discovering party, Benjamin Singleton.
For the first one hundred years of its history the agricultural industry dominated the region. However, the discovery of vast resources of coal in the area has transformed Singleton into the State's largest producer of coal, giving the Shire a twofold industrial profile.
Singleton has evolved from a quiet country town to one of the most progressive commercial centres in the State, continuing to experience further mining developments, and is diversifying into other industries.
Located 200kl northwest of Sydney.
And 80kl. west of Newcastle..
- In a nutshell:Lovely place for a 'Country Visit'
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