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Born in Wombat, New South Wales

 Birth dateBirth placeFatherMother
Alfred Geeves (1875-1956)1875Wombat, New South Wales, AustraliaAlfred Geeves (1837-1912)Jessie Wallace (1839-1895)
Samuel Geeves (1872-1953)12 July 1872Wombat, New South Wales, AustraliaAlfred Geeves (1837-1912)Jessie Wallace (1839-1895)
Ellen Jane Whybrow (1887-1969)31 October 1887Wombat, New South Wales, AustraliaRobert James Whybrow (1847-1932)Emily Amelia Summerfield (1856-1914)

Baptised in Wombat, New South Wales

Married in Wombat, New South Wales

Note that these have separate lists for second and subsequent marriages of an individual.

 Wedding1 dateWedding1 placeBirth placeJoined with-g1
Ann Bailey (1865-1917)11 May 1886Wombat, New South Wales, AustraliaGundaroo, New South Wales, AustraliaJohn Brenner (c1860-1916)

Died in Wombat, New South Wales

 Death dateBirth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Abraham Bailey (1858-1932)9 June 1932Gundaroo, New South Wales, AustraliaWombat, New South Wales, AustraliaHenry Bailey (1837-1920)Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)
Henry Bailey (1837-1920)22 June 1920West Quantoshed, Somerset, England, United KingdomWombat, New South Wales, AustraliaGeorge Bailey (1812-1878)Mary Ann Porter (1806-1881)Elizabeth Edwards (1837-1909)
Alfred Geeves (1875-1956)27 July 1956Wombat, New South Wales, AustraliaWombat, New South Wales, AustraliaAlfred Geeves (1837-1912)Jessie Wallace (1839-1895)Sarah Charlotte Whybrow (1875-1903)+Margaret Catherine Taylor (c1874-1955)

Buried in Wombat, New South Wales

 Remains placeDeath dateDeath place
Alfred Geeves (1875-1956)Wombat, New South Wales, Australia27 July 1956Wombat, New South Wales, Australia

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Wombat

New South Wales, Australia

Wombat Hotel 2011.JPG
Wombat Hotel, trading continuously since 1877
Established: 1865
Postcode: 2587
Coordinates: 34°25′30″S 148°14′31″E / -34.425, 148.242Coordinates: 34°25′30″S 148°14′31″E / -34.425, 148.242
Location:
LGA: Harden Shire
State District: Burrinjuck
Federal Division: Hume


Wombat is a town in New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the Olympic Highway, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-west of the regional centre of Young. It is in the local government area of Harden Shire. Wombat has a population of approx 180 people.

History

The area was occupied by the indigenous Wiradjuri people for thousand of years.

  • 1860 - Gold discovered at nearby Young. 20,000 miners converge on surrounding areas. Wombat Post Office opened on 16 July 1862[1].
  • 1865 - The village of Wombat was established. Many Chinese miners moved to the area taking plots of land.
  • 1867 - Wombat Public School was founded in a bark hut
  • 1873 - foundation stone of St Matthews Church of England laid
  • 1875 - Roman Catholic Church built
  • 1877 - Wombat Hotel began trading
  • 1880 - Carlo Lazzarini, (1880-1952), NSW politician and trade unionist was born in Wombat.
  • 1895 - Mechanics Institute opened
  • 1903 - Wombat Hotel's current building constructed
  • 1909 - Roman Catholic convent opened
  • 1923 - Wombat Soldiers' Memorial hall officially opened
  • 1924 - the old hall was destroyed by fire
  • 1950s & 1960s - The Olympic Way highway was built through

Attractions

  • "The Wombat Hotel", which has had a continuous liquor license since 1877, making it the longest in New South Wales.
  • "Allambie Orchard", A cherry orchard that allows people to pick their own fruit in season
  • "Wombat Heights", a farm on a hill which produces jam, fruit wine and liqueurs from traditional recipes. Visitors are invited to do-it-themselves.
  • "Wilkies Cottage Restaurant/Café".
  • "The Old Convent Geranium Nursery", Hope St, offers many colours & varieties of miniatures of variegated, climbing and scented Pelargonium geraniums.

The highway into Wombat is graced with a statue of a wombat, made of local material, which was unveiled in 2002.

References

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=NSW&country=. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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