Kelso, as seen from the Bathurst side of Evans Bridge, crossing the Macquarie River
|Population:||6,297 (2006 census)|
|Elevation:||660 m (2,165 ft)|
|LGA:||Bathurst Regional Council|
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.
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.
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.
- ^ "New South Wales GenWeb Project". http://www.worldgenweb.org/~ausnsw/regions/centralwest.htm. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
- ^ "Holy Trinity Church and Cemetery". Heritage Branch. 20 December 05. http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_01_2.cfm?itemid=1080060. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
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