Adjungbilly, New South Wales

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Adjungbilly
New South Wales
AdjungbillyCommunityHall.jpg
Adjungbilly Community Hall
Adjungbilly is located in New South Wales
Adjungbilly
Adjungbilly
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)
Location
LGA(s) Gundagai Shire
County Buccleuch
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
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]

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. ^ http://www.travelmate.com.au/MapMaker/MapMaker.asp
  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.