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Wollomombi

New South Wales, Australia

Wollomombi
Wollomombi
Population: 148
Postcode: 2350
Elevation: 964 m (3,163 ft)
Location:
LGA: Armidale Dumaresq Shire[1]
County: Clarke
Parish: Chandler
State District: Northern Tablelands
Federal Division: New England
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
19.8 °C
68 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
820 mm
32.3 in


Wollomombi is a small village situated 1 km north of Waterfall Way and approximately 38 kilometres east of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. The settlement is at an altitude of about 964 metres on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region.

The village is centered between the Wollomombi River and Chandler River. These rivers fall into the Wollomombi Gorge about 4 km away at a site known as the Wollomombi Falls, which is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Wollomombi’s population was 299 in the 1961 Census and 148 in the 2006 Census.[2]

The village of Wollomombi comprises a general store, several houses, sports ground and a community hall. St John's Presbyterian Church, an original timber building, still stands in the village.

The dominant industry in the area is livestock grazing along with an expanding tourism industry.

The Chandler Public School is a small school of about 30 pupils that serves as Wollomombi’s school.[3] This school is situated on the southern side of Waterfall Way, about 1.5 km from the village.

Wollomombi holds an annual rodeo in March and in October the village runs its annual Wood Expo.

HistoryEdit

Wollomombi Post Office opened on 1 August 1879.[4]

ReferencesEdit

Wollomombi2

St John's Church

Coordinates: 30°31′S 152°03′E / -30.517, 152.05


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