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New South Wales
Aerial view of Brindabella Valley from east
Postcode(s) 2611
LGA(s) Yass Valley Shire
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Brindabella is a locality in south-east New South Wales, Australia, in the area of Yass Valley Council. It is reached by the Brindabella Road from the Australian Capital Territory over the Brindabella Ranges. It is significant as the early home of Miles Franklin, who wrote a well known book called Childhood at Brindabella.

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road to Brindabella

A river called Goodradigbee River flows north through the valley. A major farm in the valley is Brindabella Station.


The place was named by Aborigines as Brindabella, meaning "two kangaroo rats". The area was considered as an outstation of Yarralumla station. Joseph Franklin and his family settled in the Brindabella Valley in 1861 and Thomas Franklin built the first homestead.

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