Muswellbrook (originally known as Muswell Creek) (map) is a town and local government area located in the Upper Hunter Valley region, about 285 km north of Sydney (population circa 15,500).

The first European to explore the area was Chief Constable John Howe in 1819. It was declared a township in 1833. The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding. Located to the south of the Muswellbrook township are two coal fuelled power stations, Liddell and Bayswater. Commissioned in 1973 and the mid 1980s respectively, they currently employ over 500 locals.


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