Mongarlowe, New South Wales

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New South Wales
House in Mongarlowe, New South Wales.jpg
Mongarlowe is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates35°25′19″S 149°56′20″E / 35.422°S 149.939°E / -35.422; 149.939Coordinates: 35°25′19″S 149°56′20″E / 35.422°S 149.939°E / -35.422; 149.939
Population117 (2016 census)[1]
Location13 km (8 mi) from Braidwood
LGA(s)Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
RegionSouthern Tablelands
CountySt Vincent
State electorate(s)Monaro
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Localities around Mongarlowe:
Durran Durra Back Creek Charleys Forest
Braidwood Mongarlowe Budawang
Braidwood Northangera

Mongarlowe is a village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.[2][3] It was formerly known as Little River.

Location and features[edit]

Mongarlowe river in Mongarlowe

It is situated on the Mongarlowe River and about 13 km east of Braidwood. At the 2016 census, the village and the surrounding area had a population of 117. Several buildings have survived from the 19th century, when it was much larger.


Mongarlowe was a substantial mining settlement during the mid-19th century due to the New South Wales gold rush. It was called Monga until 1891.[4] It had a public school from 1863 to 1963.[5]

Another population boom followed during the Depression when many returned to distill eucalyptus oil and search again for gold.

There was a proposal for a 98 lot subdivision in proximity to the village which was cancelled in 2008 under pressure from concerned residents.

Heritage listings[edit]

Mongarlowe has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mongarlowe (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mongarlowe". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Mongarlowe". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ Information sign at Mongarlowe
  5. ^ "Mongarlowe public school in the School history database search". New South Wales Department of Education. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Half Moon Farm House". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00288. Retrieved 18 May 2018.