Adaminaby, New South Wales
New South Wales
Main street of Adaminaby
Adaminaby (35°59′S 148°46′E) is a town in southeast New South Wales, Australia on the Snowy Mountains Highway. The first town of Adaminaby was in the way of a new dam built on the Eucumbene River as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. In 1957 more than 100 buildings were relocated to a new site 10 kilometres away where they would not be flooded. The name, Adaminaby is an Aboriginal word meaning a camp, or a resting place. The town first started during the gold rush to Kiandra, New South Wales|Kiandra in 1860. It was first called Seymour, but the name was changed to Adaminaby in 1886.
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Adaminaby (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL100400&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
- "Adaminaby". www.snowymountains.com.au. http://www.snowymountains.com.au/Adaminaby.html. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- "Extract - Geographical Names Board". gnb.nsw.gov.au. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=JPIOXtsy. Retrieved 8 April 2010.