Nimmitabel is a small town in the Monaro region in southeast New South Wales, Australia, in the Cooma-Monaro Shire local government area. At the 2006 census, Nimmitabel had a population of 237.
The town is 37 kilometres (23 mi) south of
Cooma and 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Bega. Nimmitabel is on a stretch of highway shared between the Snowy Mountains Highway (HWY B72) and the Monaro Highway (HWY B23).
It is on the southern end of the
Great Dividing Range, at the west of the Monaro Range, and lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of the Wadbilliga National Park.
Nimmitabel means "the place where many waters start or divide" in the local
Aboriginal language. Many various spellings were adopted for the town, including: Nimmitybelle, Nimithybale, Nimitybell, Nimity Belle and Nimmitabel.
1840 Locals started calling the village Nimoitebool
1845 Appears on Townsend's map as Nimmitabel
1858 Church was built
1857 Renewal of licence for hotel
1858 Post office arrives
1861 Bell's Store
1863 Separate Courthouse built
1865 Geldmacher builds windmill
1866 Cameron's Store opens
1912 Railway arrives
1921 Area's first saw-mill opens
1959 Used as location for multi-Oscar nominated film The Sundowners
 1986 Railway closes
Geldmacher's windmill tower at Nimmitabel
The fibreglass elephant at the Nimmitabel Bakery
Nimmitabel railway station 21 years after the last train
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