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Commons were established in the late 1800s and early 1900s, for town residents and small-scale local farmers to use as a common area for grazing, watering of stock and collection of firewood. Commons are areas of Crown land, set aside by grant, dedication or reservation, to benefit local community.

There are about 200 commons in NSW managed by commons Trusts under the Commons Management Act 1989. Eligible local residents and farmers use the common where their names are listed on a commoners' roll. Such 'commoners' are entitled to elect a commons trust.

Find the location of commons in NSW.