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Looking south through the town along the highway
|Elevation:||1,075 m (3,527 ft)|
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).
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
- ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Nimmitabel (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=UCL160800&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- ^ "Nimmitabel". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/place_naming/placename_search/extract?id=ujqwBKWAKW. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- ^ "America's Best, Britain's Finest: A Survey of Mixed Movies" - Google Books, John Howard Reid, pub. Lulu.com, March 2006. ISBN 9781411678774, p.241
- Media related to Nimmitabel, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons
- Aerial photo of Nimmitabel from Terraserver
- Information about Nimmitabel, including history and photos
- Some history from Peter Goed, particular focus on the 1950s
- Article: "The Day the Stars Came to Nimmitabel..The Making of the Sundowners" by Peter Goed @ Cooma-Monaro website (includes photos from the making of the film in 1959)
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