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Nundle - Rural South

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Nundle - Rural South is 1,316, with a population density of 0.01 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Nundle - Rural South is located in the far south of the Tamworth Regional Council area. Nundle - Rural South is bounded by Swamp Creek and the localities of Goonoo Goonoo, Loomberah, Dungowan and Weabonga in the north, Walcha Shire in the east, Upper Hunter Shire in the south, and Liverpool Plains Shire in the west.

Name origin

Nundle is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning "mouth".

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the 1850s, spurred by gold mining. Growth continued in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The population declined slightly from the early 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area, but a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Nundle - Rural South is a rural area, with a township at Nundle and a village at Woolomin. Rural land is used largely for agriculture, particularly sheep and cattle grazing and crop farming.

Major features

Major features of the area include Ben Halls Gap National Park, Tomalla Nature Reserve, Back River Nature Reserve, Chaffey Dam, Hanging Rock, Sheba Dams, Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle Swimming Pool, Crawney Mountain, Arc-En-Ciel Trout Farm, Captain Cook Park, Hanging Rock Lookout, various state forests and several schools.

Included areas

Nundle - Rural South includes the localities of Barry, Bowling Alley Point, Crawney (part), Duncans Creek, Garoo, Hanging Rock, Niangala (part) , Nundle, Ogunbil and Woolomin.