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Tooma

Tooma is a village community in the eastern part of the Riverina and situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Welaregang and 34 kilometres (21 mi) south of Tumbarumba.

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  • Area:230.647 km2
  • Elevation:269 m
  • Population:104
  • Local Government Area:Snowy Valleys Council

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Tooma is a village community in the eastern part of the Riverina and situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) east of Welaregang and 34 kilometres (21 mi) south of Tumbarumba. Tooma is in the valley of the Tooma River, not far from its confluence with the Murray River. The village is adjacent to Tumbarumba Creek, a tributary of the Tooma River. Tooma Post Office opened on 1 January 1873. A school opened in Tooma in February 1876 and closed in August 1980.The Tooma District was one of ten locations that were shortlisted for the site of Australia's national capital in 1900. It was one of the last to be eliminated. In the final series of parliamentary ballots in October 1908, Tooma was one of the eleven sites in contention, and it survived until the eighth of the nine ballots, after which only Dalgety and the eventual capital site 'Yass Canberra' remained in contention. The site for the city was identified as being at nearby Welaregang. # History # Weather # Things to do

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