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Paterson,. New South Wales

Paterson is located in New South Wales
Coordinates     32°35'S 151°36'ECoordinates: 32°35'S 151°36'E
Population     345 (2006)
Established     1833
Postcode(s)     2421
Elevation     30 m (98 ft)
16 km (10 mi) N of Maitland
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Dungog
LGA(s)     Dungog Shire
County     Durham
Parish     Houghton
State electorate(s)     Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s)     Paterson
Mean max temp     Mean min temp     Annual rainfall
23.9 °C
75 °F     11.9 °C
53 °F     911.8 mm
35.9 in
Localities around Paterson:
Vacy     Martins Creek     Martins Creek
Paterson     Duns Creek
Tocal     Duns Creek     Duns Creek
Paterson is a small township in the lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Located within Dungog Shire it is situated on the Paterson River. At the 2006 census, Paterson had a population of 345 people. It is in the middle of what was once dairy, timber and citrus country and is now more significantly a feeder town for the nearby mining industry in the Upper Hunter and the city of Newcastle.

It is approximately 15 minutes drive north along either Tocal or Paterson Roads from the nearest major township of Maitland. The Paterson railway station lies on the main North Coast Railway Line between Sydney and Brisbane with daily services north to Dungog and south-east to Newcastle.

Adjoining areas include Duns Creek, Martins Creek and Vacy.