Cootamundra, New South Wales
New South Wales
The CBC bank building and post office on Wallendoon St
|Population||5,579 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||318 m (1,043 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council|
Cootamundra is a town in New South Wales, Australia. In 2006 there were 5,566 people living in Cootamundra. It is on the Olympic Highway where it crosses the Muttama Creek, between Junee and Cowra. Cootamundra's railway station is on the main Melbourne-to-Sydney railway line.
Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricketer said to be the greatest batsman of all time was born in Cootamundra. The town is very proud of Bradman, and uses this in signs and tourist information. The home where The Don was born is a fully restored visitor site open to the public seven days per week.
Cootamundra is the home of the Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia Baileyana). Every year there is a large 'Wattle Time' Festival (which happens when the wattle starts to bloom) with an art show and festivities.