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Mongarlowe is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°25′19″S 149°56′20″E / 35.422°S 149.939°E / -35.422; 149.939Coordinates: 35°25′19″S 149°56′20″E / 35.422°S 149.939°E / -35.422; 149.939
Population 117 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2622
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Braidwood
LGA(s) Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Region Southern Tablelands
County St Vincent
Parish Budawang
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Localities around Mongarlowe:
Durran Durra Back Creek Charleys Forest
Braidwood Mongarlowe Budawang
Braidwood Northangera Currowan

Mongarlowe is a village in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. In former times, it was also known, in various contexts, as Little River, Monga, and Sergeants Point.

Location and features

It is situated on the Mongarlowe River and about 13 km east of Braidwood. It currently has a population of around 50 but was much larger during the mid-19th century due to the New South Wales gold rush. Several buildings from this time have survived. Another population boom followed during the Depression when many returned to distill eucalyptus oil and search again for gold.

There was a proposal for a 98 lot subdivision in proximity to the village which was cancelled in 2008 under pressure from concerned residents.

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