Adaminaby, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Adaminaby main street.jpg
Main street of Adaminaby, New South Wales
Adaminaby is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°59′46″S 148°46′26″E / 35.99611°S 148.77389°E / -35.99611; 148.77389Coordinates: 35°59′46″S 148°46′26″E / 35.99611°S 148.77389°E / -35.99611; 148.77389
Population 301 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2629
Elevation 1,017 m (3,337 ft)
LGA(s) Snowy Monaro Regional Council
County Wallace
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

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.[3] The name, Adaminaby is an Aboriginal word meaning a camp, or a resting place.[4] 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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Adaminaby (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Distances calculated using Travelmate Map Maker Archived 25 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "Adaminaby". Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Extract - Geographical Names Board". Retrieved 8 April 2010.