Wollomombi, New South Wales

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Wollomombi
New South Wales
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Wollomombi
Population 148 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2350
Elevation 964 m (3,163 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Armidale Dumaresq Shire[2]
County Clarke
Parish Chandler
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.8 °C
68 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
820 mm
32.3 in

Wollomombi is a small village situated 1 km north of Waterfall Way and approximately 38 kilometres east of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. The settlement is at an altitude of about 964 metres on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region.

The village is centered between the Wollomombi River and Chandler River. These rivers fall into the Wollomombi Gorge about 4 km away at a site known as the Wollomombi Falls, which is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Wollomombi's population was 299 in the 1961 Census and 148 in the 2006 Census.[1]

The village of Wollomombi comprises a general store, several houses, sports ground and a community hall. St John's Presbyterian Church, an original timber building, still stands in the village.

The dominant industry in the area is livestock grazing along with an expanding tourism industry.

The Chandler Public School is a small school of about 30 pupils that serves as Wollomombi’s school.[3] This school is situated on the southern side of Waterfall Way, about 1.5 km from the village.

Wollomombi holds an annual rodeo in March and in October the village runs its annual Wood Expo.

History[edit]

Wollomombi Post Office opened on 1 August 1879.[4]

St John's Church

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wollomombi (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Wollomombi". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Chandler Public School Retrieved on 16 January 2009
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 30°31′S 152°03′E / 30.517°S 152.050°E / -30.517; 152.050