Wamboin, New South Wales


Wamboin, New South Wales

Wamboin is a small rural community in New South Wales, Australia in Palerang Council. It is approximately 20 kilometres North East of the Australian city of Canberra.

Wamboin is about 20 minutes drive from the Canberra CBD, 25 minutes from the Woden Town Centre, and about 10 minutes drive from the city of Queanbeyan. Services in the area include a local church, community centre, garbage tip and fire brigade. Blocks of land range in size from convert|5|acre|m2 to 40 acres.

The name "Wamboin" is probably derived from Wiradjuri "wambuuwayn", meaning "large grey kangaroo". [cite book |last=McNicol |first=Sally |coauthors=Hosking, Dianne |year=1994 |chapter=Wiradjuri |title=Macquarie Aboriginal Words |location=Sydney |publisher=Macquarie Library |pages=98]

References

External links

* [http://www.wamboin-fireshed.com www.wamboin-fireshed.com] Official Wamboin Website
* [http://www.bywongcommunity.org.au www.bywongcommunity.org.au] Website of Neighbouring Community Bywong


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