Towamba, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Towamba River
Towamba is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 37°05′S 149°41′E / 37.083°S 149.683°E / -37.083; 149.683Coordinates: 37°05′S 149°41′E / 37.083°S 149.683°E / -37.083; 149.683
Population 234 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2550
LGA(s) Bega Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Bega
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Towamba is a small community, in New South Wales, Australia in Bega Valley Shire. It is located about forty minutes' drive west of Eden. At the 2016 census, Towamba had a population of 234 people.[1]

Along with settlements such as Burragate, Pericoe, Rocky Hall and Kiah, Towamba was one of the settlements established after Benjamin Boyd began to open up the area to European settlement in the 1840s and 1850s.

School Application

This small community has had a public school since 1862 located in Towamba Street. The original ford crossing the Towamba River was opposite the old Police Station, now a private dwelling. The first bridge built across the river was swept away in the 1919 floods where every bridge on the river was swept away.

Towamba remains a small service centre for the neighbouring agricultural community.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Towamba (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata