Tabulam, New South Wales

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New South Wales, Australia

Tabulam PO 2010
Tabulam Post Office, Court Street

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Population: 573 [1]
Postcode: 2469[2]
Elevation: 130 m (427 ft) [3]
LGA: Kyogle Council[4]
County: Drake[4]
Parish: Tabulam[4]
State District: Lismore[5]
Federal Division:

Tabulam is a rural village in the far north-east of New South Wales, Australia, 800 kilometres from the state capital, Sydney. Tabulam is located on the Bruxner Highway (Highway 44) between Tenterfield and Casino and on the Clarence River. Tabulam is a picturesque village and its position on the northern catchment of Australia's most voluminous river affords it geographical and environmental significance. According to the 2006 Census, there were 573 people living in Tabulam.[1] Tabulam is locally administered by Kyogle Council.

Etymology Edit

The name Tabulam is derived from Bundjalung Dahbalam.[7]

History Edit

Originally, Tabulam and the surrounding farm and bushland was inhabited by Bundjalung Aborigines of which many still inhabit the town and surrounding area. The land was first settled by Europeans in 1839.

It is the birthplace of Lieutenant General Sir Harry Chauvel of the Australian Light Horse.[8]

During World War II tank traps were built in the area near Paddys Flat, to repel any possible armoured attack.[9] More of the tank traps became visible after flooding of the Clarence River in 2011.[9]

Culture Edit

Tabulam has a large Indigenous population with a number of Indigenous villages surrounding the local area. The main one being Jubullum Villiage which is the home to the Tabulum Turtle Divers rugby team. This village is located on the Rocky River and has around 130-150 people.[10] Local cultural leaders and artist live in this village and a hardworking team of locals maintains the lawns and houses.

Recreational Activities Edit

Tabulam has a number of recreational activities.

Tabulam Golf Course is located near the Clarence river at Tabulam.[11] It is a 9 hole bush-land course surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of a beautiful natural setting. The course is maintained by volunteers. It is open to the public everyday, and due to the low population density around this area, the course is never crowded.

Tabulam is regionally known for its annual Spring Racing Carnival, held each year on the Saturday following the Melbourne Cup. The Tabulam racecourse is a dedicated racecourse managed by the Tabulam Jockey Club. The Tabulam Races are held at the local racetrack, located approximately 1 km south of the township, on the bank of the Clarence River. The 5 race carnival culminates with the Tabulam Cup, a 2220m race.[12]

White-water rafting, camping, fishing, bushwalking and other nature activities are all available at the town. A local company offers weekend or single day river adventures in one of the continents most unspoiled waterways, with expert guides and the opportunity to spot a platypus or wedge-tailed eagle.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tabulam (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Australia Post. "Australia Post - Postcode Search -Tabulam". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tabulam Post Office". Monthly rainfall. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Tabulam". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Electoral Commission NSW (4 April 2008). "LISMORE". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Australian Electoral Commission (24 September 2009). "Localities - Federal Electorate Search: Tabulam". Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Sharpe, Margaret. "Bundjalung". Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library. p. 21. 
  8. ^ "Tabulam". Travel Promote. Retrieved 2 November 2006. 
  9. ^ a b Dunn, Peter. "TANK TRAPS NEAR TENTERFIELD, NSW DURING WW2". Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
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  12. ^ Tabluam Jockey Club

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