Adaminaby, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Adaminaby main street.jpg
Main street of Adaminaby
Population: 234[1]

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.[2] The name, Adaminaby is an Aboriginal word meaning a camp, or a resting place.[3] 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.[3]

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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Adaminaby (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  2. "Adaminaby". Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Extract - Geographical Names Board". Retrieved 8 April 2010.