Adaminaby, New South Wales
New South Wales
Main street of Adaminaby, New South Wales
|Population||301 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||1,017 m (3,337 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Snowy Monaro Regional Council|
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.
References[change | change source]
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Adaminaby (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Distances calculated using Travelmate Map Maker Archived 25 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Adaminaby". www.snowymountains.com.au. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
- "Extract - Geographical Names Board". gnb.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 8 April 2010.