Carabost, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Carabost Hall
Carabost is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°36′S 147°43′E / 35.600°S 147.717°E / -35.600; 147.717Coordinates: 35°36′S 147°43′E / 35.600°S 147.717°E / -35.600; 147.717
Postcode(s) 2650
Elevation 551 m (1,808 ft)
County Wynyard
State electorate(s) Albury

Carabost is a foresting community in the south east part of the Riverina. It is situated about 16 kilometres north west from Rosewood and 22 kilometres south east from Kyeamba.

Facilities at Carabost

Carabost can be found on the Tumbarumba Road near the location of the Carabost National Forest - a large Pine Plantation in the area. The only facilities available in the area, other than the Carabost Town Hall built in 1927, and a Fire Brigade Shed, is a public telephone box and a post box - both at the same location as the district emergency gathering point which is used in the case of forest fire or similar emergency.

Carabost is the Gaelic form of Carbost on the Scottish island of Skye and means Copse farm.[2]

Carabost Post Office opened on 1 March 1879, in which it closed on 4 March 1897, it then reopened on 1 January 1915 and was closed once again on 27 January 1968[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Scottish Parliament, Place Names (PDF), retrieved 2009-06-30 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11