Bemboka, New South Wales

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New South Wales, Australia

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Population: 249 [1]
Postcode: 2550
Coordinates: Coordinates: 36°38′S 149°35′E / -36.633, 149.583
  • 474 km (295 mi) SSW of Sydney
  • 193 km (120 mi) S of Canberra
  • 36 km (22 mi) E of Bega
  • 77 km (48 mi) SE of Cooma
LGA: Bega Valley Shire
State District: Bega
Federal Division: Eden-Monaro

Bemboka is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The town is located on the Snowy Mountains Highway, in the Bega Valley Shire Local Government Area, 474 kilometres (295 mi) south of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2006 census, Bemboka had a population of 249.[1]

The first European settlers arrived in the Bemboka area in 1871.[2] Bemboka was gazetted in 1877, following a survey a year earlier. The town was originally named Colombo; the name was changed to Bemboka in 1883. The "Lyttleton" private subdivision was incorporated into the village in 1923.[3] The town was the location of the former Mumbulla Shire Council administration offices and at one stage had its own newspaper, the Bemboka Advocate.[2]

The town economy is based on dairying with butter and cheese factories all established in the late 1890s. Bemboka is notable for retaining most of its older timber buildings.[3] The Bemboka Pie Shop is renowned within the Bega Valley Shire.


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