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Warrimoo

Warrimoo (formerly Karabah) is a medium-sized village in the lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, 273 metres above sea level.

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  • Area:8.576 km2
  • Elevation:272 m
  • Population:2,450
  • Local Government Area:Blue Mountains City Council

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Warrimoo (formerly Karabah) is a medium-sized village in the lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, 273 metres above sea level.The state government's electorate is Blue Mountains and the state member is Labor's Trisha Lee Doyle. Federally, the electorate is Macquarie and the federal member is Labor's Susan Templeman. Warrimoo is located 68 kilometres west of Sydney, in the local government area of the City of Blue Mountains. Local council Mayor is Labor's Mark Greenhill. Warrimoo borders the townships/suburbs of Blaxland, Mount Riverview, Sun Valley and Valley Heights. The suburb is 5 train stops from Penrith and 11 train stops to Katoomba. # History Warrimoo is an Aboriginal word meaning eagle's nest orplace of the screaming white bird.In 1898, a railway station platform named Karabah (meaning 'large garden' in Armenian) was built in the area to service a developing estate, possibly sharing the same name. It had closed before World War I, but in 1918 a new station was built, not much further down the Blue Mountains line, named Warrimoo. Entrepreneur and developer, Arthur Rickard was behind the development of Warrimoo. His plan was to subdivide blocks so there were a mixture of small blocks and larger blocks which he established to promote sustainable living. On what was known as the Warrimoo Estate, Rickard encouraged residents to develop orchards, vegetable gardens and raise chickens. Warrimoo retains many historical homes and buildings throughout the village including a distillery (where the local public school now sits) and a former 'Bordillo'. Charity worker and gospeller George Ardill, moved to Warrimoo in his latter years. He lived at 13 Florabella rd. During his years there, Ardill built numerous homes along Florabella st and The Avenue which he set up for homeless women and children. Dorothy Wall, author of the children's book Blinky Bill, lived in Warrimoo from 1934 to 1937 whilst publishing the second book of the series. In 2015, a mural was painted at Possum Park in honour of the illustrator. # Weather # Things to do

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