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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   42447
Placename:   Nimmitabel
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 12th July 1996
Previous Names:   Nimmitybelle
Nimmitibel
GNB File:   GNB3753
LGA:   Cooma-Monaro
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 31 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 17 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 30 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 17 04
Topographic Map:   Nimmitabel
1:100000 Map:   Bombala 8724
Parish:   Nimmitabel
County:   Wellesley
Description:   A town on the Great Dividing Range about 35 km SSE of Cooma on the Snowy Mountains Highway. Boundaries within the Cooma-Monaro Council area shown on map GNB3753.
Meaning:   Also: source of many streams. (McCarthy. 1963).
Origin:   NIMMITABEL - said to be a contraction of an English word inimitable; Aboriginal meaning 'the place where many waters start', or divide'. P 24. (Infor. from Back to Cooma Celebrations) P.172-176 RAHS Journal Vol 9 Pt 3)
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