Kelso, New South Wales

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New South Wales, Australia

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Kelso, as seen from the Bathurst side of Evans Bridge, crossing the Macquarie River

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Population: 6,297 (2006 census)[1]
Established: 1918
Postcode: 2795
Elevation: 660 m (2,165 ft)
LGA: Bathurst Regional Council
State District: Bathurst
Federal Division: Macquarie

Kelso is a suburb of Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, in the Bathurst Regional Council area.


Kelso was the original European settlement in the area. In 1816, the initial settlement of Bathurst was established on the eastern banks of the Macquarie River, in current-day Kelso. The first ten farmers in Kelso were each given 50 acres (20 ha); five were newborn colonials and five were immigrants.[2]


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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church was the first inland church in Australia. It was built in 1835 to serve the Anglican parish of Kelso. It was the first Australian church consecrated by a bishop. The church has a close association with early settlement west of the Great Dividing Range. The church is surrounded by an historical cemetery, which contains many of the Kelso/Bathurst district's pioneers.[3]


Opening in 1976 and formally known as Kelso High School, the Kelso High Campus makes up the Denison College of Secondary Education along with Bathurst High Campus.

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Coordinates: 33°25′S 149°36.5′E / -33.417, 149.6083

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