Bomaderry, New South Wales

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Nowra,  New South Wales
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Meroo Street in Bomaderry
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Coordinates 34°50′53″S150°36′18″E / 34.848°S 150.605°E / -34.848; 150.605 Coordinates: 34°50′53″S150°36′18″E / 34.848°S 150.605°E / -34.848; 150.605
Population6,661 (2016 census) [1]
LGA(s) City of Shoalhaven
State electorate(s) Kiama
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Suburbs around Bomaderry:
Cambewarra Meroo Meadow Meroo Meadow
North Nowra Bomaderry Bolong
North Nowra Nowra Terara

Bomaderry is a town in the Shoalhaven council district area of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 6,661 people. [1] It is on the north shore of the Shoalhaven River, across the river from Nowra, the major town of the Shoalhaven, of which Bomaderry is locally regarded as being a suburb.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In December 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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Shoalhaven River

The Shoalhaven River is a perennial river that rises from the Southern Tablelands and flows into an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary near Nowra on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.



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Lynburn, Bomaderry 1903
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Subdivision map of Bomaderry 1892

Bomaderry township was opened in 1892. [2] It was previously part of the Shoalhaven Estate owned by David Berry whose brother Alexander Berry had built a road to the area in 1858. When David died in 1889 the estate was sold in portions. The subdivision plans for Bomaderry are shown. In 1893 the railway was extended to Bomaderry and the town began to grow from this time.

One of the first houses in Bomaderry was Lynburn which still exists today. It was built in 1895 by the architect Howard Joseland [3] for Jane Morton, the widow of Henry Gordon Morton, the manager of the Shoalhaven Estate. A photo shortly after its construction is shown. The road over the bridge in the photo is now the Princes Highway where it crosses Bomaderry Creek.

After the town opened in 1892 several factories moved into the area. Messrs Denham Bros. built a bacon and ham factory in about 1900. [4] A milk condensery opened in 1901 which was originally located near the railway station [5] but later moved to the bank of the Shoalhaven River close to Bolong Road. [6] In 1912 the Nowra Co-op Dairy Company established a milk Depot at Bomaderry [7] and this was a major boost to the local economy for many years.

Heritage listings

Bomaderry has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Bomaderry Aboriginal Childrens Home

Bomaderry Aboriginal Children's Home is a heritage-listed former Institutional home for Aboriginal children and now Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council offices at 59 Beinda Street, Bomaderry, City of Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by United Aborigines Mission and built from 1908. It was also known as Bomaderry Children's Home; Bomaderry Babies Home; and United Aborigines Mission Home. The property is owned by Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 17 February 2012.

Bomaderry railway station

Bomaderry railway station is a heritage-listed single-platform intercity train station located in Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia, on the South Coast railway line. The station serves NSW TrainLink diesel multiple unit trains to Kiama. Early morning and late night services to the station are provided by train replacement bus services. A siding near the station is used by freight trains operated by the Manildra Group.


Its railway station is the terminus of the South Coast railway line, which is part of the NSW TrainLink network.

South Coast railway line, New South Wales railway line in New South Wales, Australia

The South Coast railway line is a commuter and goods railway line in New South Wales, Australia. Beginning at the Illawarra Junction, the line primarily services the Illawarra and South Coast regions of New South Wales, and connects Sydney and Nowra through Wollongong and Kiama.

NSW TrainLink operator of passenger rail services in New South Wales (exclusive of the Sydney suburban network)

NSW TrainLink is an Australian brand for the medium and long distance passenger rail and coach services in New South Wales. It operates services throughout New South Wales and into the neighbouring Australian states and territories of Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Train services are operated by the government's NSW Trains. Coach services are contracted to private operators. It is an agency of Transport for NSW.


Bomaderry High School is one of the major high schools in the Shoalhaven. Nowra Anglican College is a K-12 school located in Bomaderry. Bomaderry Public School is the main primary school in the area with over 250 students.


According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 6,661 people in Bomaderry.


  1. 1 2 3 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bomaderry (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Northern Star (Lismore), 6 April 1892, p. 2. Online reference
  3. NSW Heritage register, Lynburn. Online reference
  4. The Sydney Mail, 14 December 1901, 1492. Online reference
  5. Shoalhaven Telegraph, 4 December 1901, p. 1. condenser bomaderry&searchLimits=l-decade=190 Online reference
  6. The Shoalhaven Telegraph, 20 October 1926, p. 8. cooperative bomaderry&searchLimits= Online reference
  7. The Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser, 17 April 1912, p. 2. cooperative bomaderry&searchLimits= Online reference
  8. "Bomaderry Aboriginal Children's Home". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01874. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. "Bomaderry Railway Station and yard group". New South Wales State Heritage Register . Office of Environment and Heritage. H01090. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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