Tooma, New South Wales

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Tooma
New South Wales
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The Tooma Inn aka The Three Stags Inn
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Tooma
Coordinates 35°58′0″S148°4′0″E / 35.96667°S 148.06667°E / -35.96667; 148.06667 Coordinates: 35°58′0″S148°4′0″E / 35.96667°S 148.06667°E / -35.96667; 148.06667
Population104 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2642
Elevation331 m (1,086 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Snowy Valleys Council
County Selwyn
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro

Tooma is a village community in the eastern part of the Riverina and situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Welaregang and 34 kilometres (21 mi) south of Tumbarumba.

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Tooma is in the valley of the Tooma River, not far from its confluence with the Murray River. The village is adjacent to Tumbarumba Creek, a tributary of the Tooma River.

Tooma Post Office opened on 1 January 1873. [2] A school opened in Tooma in February 1876 and closed in August 1980. [3]

The Tooma District was one of ten locations that were shortlisted for the site of Australia's national capital in 1900. It was one of the last to be eliminated prior to the final selection of Canberra as the federal capital. [4] [5] [6] [7]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tooma (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Premier Postal History, Post Office List , retrieved 11 June 2009
  3. "Tooma". nswgovschoolhistory.cese.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  4. Chesterman, A.H. (20 July 1904). "Federal Capital Proposed Sites. Tooma District". Trove. The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  5. "FEDERAL AFFAIRS". Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935). 23 July 1904. p. 24. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  6. "FEDERAL CAPITAL". Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954). 30 March 1908. p. 6. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  7. "THE FEDERAL CAPITAL". Wodonga and Towong Sentinel (Vic. : 1885 - 1954). 12 August 1910. p. 4. Retrieved 13 September 2020.

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