Quaama, New South Wales

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Quaama
New South Wales
Quaama is located in New South Wales
Quaama
Quaama
Coordinates 36°27′53″S 149°52′08″E / 36.46472°S 149.86889°E / -36.46472; 149.86889Coordinates: 36°27′53″S 149°52′08″E / 36.46472°S 149.86889°E / -36.46472; 149.86889
Population 144 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2550
LGA(s) Bega Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Bega
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Quaama is a rural locality in the Bega Valley Shire, in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The village is located along the Princes Highway between Cobargo and Brogo, 30 km north of the town of Bega. It had a resident population of 144 at the 2006 Census.[1]

The village was formerly known as "Dry River" (a name linked to the nearby Dry River) until the early 1900s, and was later known as "Quaamaa"; the present spelling was assigned in 1999.[2] Many of Quaama's important community buildings have a long history: the Quaama Public School was founded in 1877,[3] the School of Arts was established in 1902,[4] and the local Anglican church celebrated its centenary in 2007.[5] Quaama also has a general store with a post office, and a bushfire brigade.[4][6]

It is also the hometown of Australian international netball player Susan Pratley.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Quaama (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Quaama". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Quaama Public School: Our School". Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "AusEmade Travel Information Destination Guide: Quaama, NSW". Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bega District Diary". Bega District News. 7 December 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "New station for Quaama brigade". Bega District News. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Humble beginnings of a shooting star". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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