Wollomombi, New South Wales

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Wollomombi
New South Wales
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Wollomombi
Population112 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2350
Elevation964 m (3,163 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Armidale Regional Council
CountyClarke
ParishChandler
State electorate(s)Northern Tablelands
Federal division(s)New England
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.8 °C
68 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
820 mm
32.3 in

Wollomombi is a small village situated 1 km north of Waterfall Way and approximately 38 kilometres east of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. The settlement is at an altitude of about 964 metres on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region.

The village is centered between the Wollomombi River and Chandler River. These rivers fall into the Wollomombi Gorge about 4 km away at a site known as the Wollomombi Falls, which is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Wollomombi's population was 299 in the 1961 Census, fell to 148 in the 2006 Census and to 112 in the 2016 Census.[1]

The village of Wollomombi comprises a general store, several houses, sports ground and a community hall. St John's Presbyterian Church, an original timber building, still stands in the village.

The dominant industry in the area is livestock grazing along with an expanding tourism industry.

The Chandler Public School is a small school of 11 pupils that serves as Wollomombi’s school.[2] This school is situated on the southern side of Waterfall Way, about 1.5 km from the village.

The village once held an annual rodeo in March, along with an annual Wood Expo in October.[3] However in recent years, these events have no longer recurred.

History[edit]

Wollomombi Post Office opened on 1 August 1879.[4]

St John's Church

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wollomombi (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ NSW public school February census full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments (2015-2019) Retrieved on 19 September 2019
  3. ^ Your information guide to WOLLOMOMBI Retrieved on 19 September 2019
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.

Coordinates: 30°31′S 152°03′E / 30.517°S 152.050°E / -30.517; 152.050