Currabubula

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Currabubula
New South Wales
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The main street.
Currabubula is located in New South Wales
Currabubula
Currabubula
Coordinates 31°16′S 150°44′E / 31.267°S 150.733°E / -31.267; 150.733Coordinates: 31°16′S 150°44′E / 31.267°S 150.733°E / -31.267; 150.733
Population 389 (2006 census)[1]
Established c.1855
Postcode(s) 2342
Elevation 433 m (1,421 ft)
LGA(s) Liverpool Plains Shire
County Buckland
State electorate(s) Tamworth
Federal Division(s) New England

Currabubula is a village on the North West Slopes of the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Werris Creek Road 30 kilometres south-west of Tamworth and 15 km north-east of Werris Creek. Currabubula is in the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area.

History[edit]

The Indigenous Kamilaroi people lived in the area for many thousands of years.[2] Originally known as "Carrobobella" which comes from the Kamilaroi language, the name was then changed with the arrival of white settlers. Before 1848 there was an 'accommodation house' at Currabubula and by 1854 (or even possibly earlier) there was an inn located at Carabobbela. The village was laid out before 1860 and in 1862 Currabubula was shown on the county map.[3] A railway station on the Main North railway line was located there between 1878 and 1985.[4]

Currabubula has a public school and a hotel. The annual Currabubula Red Cross Art Exhibition takes place there. Agriculture is the major industry in the area. Important agricultural activities include the production of beef cattle, sheep and grain. Currabubula is also renowned as a 'horse friendly' village, with hundreds of acres of "TSR" land available to the trail rider.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Currabubula (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/indigenous/map/
  3. ^ "Currabubula". OK Travel. OK Travel. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Currabubula station. NSWrail.net, accessed 17 January 2010.
Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney