Adjungbilly, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Adjungbilly Community Hall
Adjungbilly is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°4′53″S 148°24′35″E / 35.08139°S 148.40972°E / -35.08139; 148.40972Coordinates: 35°4′53″S 148°24′35″E / 35.08139°S 148.40972°E / -35.08139; 148.40972
Postcode(s) 2727
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
LGA(s) Gundagai Shire
County Buccleuch
State electorate(s) Burrinjuck
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Adjungbilly is a rural community in the central east part of the Riverina and on the north-western edge of the Snowy Mountains. It is situated about 29 kilometres south-east of Gobarralong and 35 kilometres north-east of Tumut.

The (first) Tomooroma Post Office opened on 15 May 1896, was renamed Adjungbilly in 1899 and closed in 1974.[2]

Bongongo Public School
Bongongo Station

The area of Adjungbilly was originally referred to as Nadjongbilla, from the Wiradjuri word nadjong meaning water; and billa meaning creek, therefore referring to the area's creek with its permanent water supply.[3]

The area has a Community Hall and a small isolated primary school named the Bongongo Public School probably in relation to the nearby Bongongo Station.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Travelmate
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
  3. ^ "Adjungbilly". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.