"The name ~Tumut~ is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'quiet resting place by the river' and that over the years this evolved from 'toomut', to 'tumat' and eventually TUMUT ". - (Ref-http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/nsw_names9.htm).

RUN 188.

Garbett Webb,

Name of run, "Bogalegera".

Estimated area, six hundred acres.

Estimated grazing capabilities, seventy cattle, three hundred sheep.


The River Tumut from a paddock fence, (which comes into the river bank, and which fence is there the boundary between my run and Vyner,)

to a hut of G. Shelley's, which is close to the River at the other extremity of my run, from said hut a marked tree line made by Mr. Bingham, and which goes from the hut to a creek, called the Rocky Creek;

divides my run from Shelley's from this point on Rocky Creek;

my boundary line dividing me from Vyner is as follows, via a marked tree line of Mr. Bingham's across the range to the river flat and terminating there at a marked tree;

from this marked true my boundary from Vyner is made by my own paddock fencing and terminates at the river at this point where this description commenced. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Monday 16 October 1848)

Aborigines - Tumut

Aboriginal Index - Aboriginal Place Names - meanings, - Aboriginal Relicks, - Aboriginal Deaths 1839 to 1945, - Aborigine Songs, - Brungle Reserve & School,

Jimmy Taylor - Cricket, - Williams - Cricket, - King Hannibal - Death of King Hannibal, - King Yarrie - Gundagai floods,

Peopling of Australia,

Beautiful Tumut (some extra History),

Police & Courts - Murder at "Dora Dora", - Escape Tumut Lock Up,

Bush Fires,

Airport - Tumut

Ambulance - Tumut

Blowering Dam Construction - photo record.

Butter Factory

Centenary 1924 List of Tumut Names

Tumut Pioneer Cemetery Index - Tumut Pioneer Cemetery Index

Tumut Garages Index

Early Pioneers - Early Pioneers -

Census Records - Greville's 1872 Post Office Directory

Churches - Tumut District & Blowering Index

Clubs & Tumut & District

Council - Tumut Shire

Electricity - Tumut & Blowering

Fire- Bush Fire History

Fire- Tumut Town Fire Brigade

Forest & TIMBER Industres

Historical Tumut stories

Hotels INDEX

Marriages - Tumut Early Records


Montreal Theatre

Tumut Newspapers Index

Post Office

River & Surrounding Bridges

Reserves - Stock routes

Runs, Leases, Crown Lands, Squatters Runs etc - Index's

Lapsed Conditional Purchases

Snow leases - 1896

Tumut Street Index

Tumut Intermediate High School - (old) - Tumut High School - (new) - 1944 NSW SCHOOL STUDENTS = PASSES INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE

Telephone & Exchanges



Portion of Tumut Town Map and an early snow photo. When?

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A couple of views of early Wynyard Street, Tumut.

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Notice double story house just off centre before the Tumut River in photo One - it was build by Mr & Mrs Kindred. Middle photo to the Caravan Park. Then a view of a portion of Tumut towards Bombowlee and further.

View of a portion of Tumut towards Mundongo, Lacmalac & Tumut Plains and further. Taken from Rotary Lookout.

And then a mountain view

Now let us travel to the


Links to services in the Valley


Portion of Tumut Town Map and an early snow photo. When?

"The name ~Tumut~ is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'quiet resting place by the river' and that over the years this evolved from 'toomut', to 'tumat' and eventually





Local Towns & Farming Areas -

Tumut Shire and the communities, who had a connection with the ~"Blowering Valley".~~

Adelong , Ardrossan, Argalong, Adjunbilly, Back Creek, Bago , Bangadang, Batlow , Billabong, Billapalap , Bimberi, Black Creek, Blowering, Bongongo , Bombowlee , Bondo, Bogong Peaks Wilderness, , Brindabella, , Brungle, , Brungle Creek, , Buddong, Cabramurra, Califat, Coolac, , Cooleman Run, Cooleys Creek, Cornishtown , Courajago, Darbarlara , Darlow, Ellersile , Franklin, Gadara, Gilmore , Gilmore Upper, Gocup , Goobarragandra , Grahamstown, , Green Hills , Gundagai , Humula , Hotels , Hillas Creek, Jones's Bridge, Hospitals , Kiandra, Killimicat Kunama, Lacmalac Index, Little River, Long Plain , Lower Bago, Midway, Minijary, Mount Adra , Mount Horeb , Mundongo , Nangus , Oberne , Peels Creek, Pinbeyan, Ravine (Lobb's Hole), , Red Hill, , Reka, , Rosemount, Rules Point, Sandy Gully, Sharpes Creek, , Shepardstown, Spring Creek, Springfield , Talbingo, Tanyard Creek, Tarrabandra , Tarcutta , Ten Mile Creek , The grove, Tumblong , Tumbarumba , Tomorrama , Tumut, Tumut Plains , Wagga Wagga , Wee Jasper , Wereboldera, Wermatong , Westwood, Windowie , Wondalga , Wyangle , Wagragobilly , Yarrangobilly , Yaven Creek, Yass, Yellowin.

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John To Home page

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