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New South Wales
Cowabbie Presbyterian Church
Cowabbie is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°36′0″S 147°0′36″E / 34.60000°S 147.01000°E / -34.60000; 147.01000Coordinates: 34°36′0″S 147°0′36″E / 34.60000°S 147.01000°E / -34.60000; 147.01000
Postcode(s) 2663
LGA(s) Coolamon Shire Council
County Bourke
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Cowabbie is a rural community in the central part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated by road about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south from Ardlethan and 32 kilometres (20 mi) north from Matong along the Wagga Wagga road.

The place name Cowabbie is derived from expression used by the local Aboriginals for cows when they were first seen in the area by these early inhabitants,[1] and Cowabbie Station is one of the functioning properties in the area.

Cowabbie has a rich Presbyterian history. The original church - dilapidated but memorialised by the small community surrounding it, was first built by the local Hannah family in 1865 and then transported to its current location by bullock-team in 1926.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Cowabbie". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.