Contact usBookmark this pagePrint pageResize downResize up

Extract

If you have any information about this feature which does not appear on the extract below, please contact the Geographical Names Board's Secretariat with your comments and suggestions.

GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
29th July 2014
Reference:   60433
Placename:   Tumbarumba
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 5th August 1994
Previous Name:   Town of Tumbarumba
GNB File:   GNB3808
LGA:   Tumbarumba
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 46 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 45 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 00 04
Topographic Map:   Tumbarumba
1:100000 Map:   Yarrangobilly 8526
Parish:   Tumbarumba
County:   Selwyn
Description:   A town about 2.5km W by S of Tumbarumba Trig. Station and about 2km N of Tumbarumba Cemetery. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3808
Meaning:   Reported to mean HOLLOW SOUNDING GROUND Also: is probably a Wiradhuri term for 'sound' or 'thunder' though other Wiradhuri terms for thunder have been recorded. Also: sounding ground; Also: place of big trees. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Formerly Wiradhuri land.
back to top