Woombah, New South Wales

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Woombah
New South Wales
Woombah is located in New South Wales
Woombah
Woombah
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°21′22″S 153°16′37″E / 29.35611°S 153.27694°E / -29.35611; 153.27694Coordinates: 29°21′22″S 153°16′37″E / 29.35611°S 153.27694°E / -29.35611; 153.27694
Postcode(s) 2469
LGA(s) Clarence Valley Council
State electorate(s) Clarence
Federal Division(s) Cowper

Woombah is a small bushland village in Clarence Valley, New South Wales, Australia. This hamlet is located to the south of the World Heritage Listed Bundjalung National Park, near the port of Yamba. It is home to a pottery gallery and one of the world's southernmost coffee plantations.[1]

The first Europeans settled in Woombah in 1830, establishing a timber industry.

There is a significant aboriginal site at Woombah,[2] one of five in the Yamba area.

An aboriginal name for the star Canopus is Womba, meaning the "Mad Star"[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woombah Coffee Plantation at AboutAustralia
  2. ^ Indigenous Heritage at Yamba NSW travel site
  3. ^ Katie Langloh Parker The Euahlayi Tribe; a study of aboriginal life in Australia ch.XI. Online free text at Infomotions.com