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Tarro, New South Wales

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Tarro ˈtɑː,roʊ is a north-western suburb of the Newcastle City Council local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It, and parts of nearby Beresfield, was originally known as Upper Hexham, "lower" Hexham being an older settlement located about to the east on the Hunter River. The name "Tarro" reportedly means "stone" in an Aboriginal language. At the 2006 census, Tarro had a population of 1,558, almost all of which is concentrated in the south-western corner of the suburb. Geography Tarro and the adjacent suburbs of Beresfield, Woodberry and Thornton are situated on low ridges rising out of the surrounding floodplain (and wetlands) of the Hunter River. Early Tarro compromised a number of scattered farms which made use of the surrounding wetlands. Housing was otherwise strung out along Maitland Road (then the New England Highway, now Anderson Drive) between the railway station in the east to what was to becom
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