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New South Wales
Tallimba Main Street.JPG
Main street approaching from West Wyalong
Population 335 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2669
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
LGA(s) Bland Shire
State electorate(s) Cootamundra
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Tallimba is a town in the Central West area of New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the Bland Shire 34 km from West Wyalong and 1½ hours drive from Wagga Wagga. At the 2011 census, Tallimba had a population of 335.

History of the primary school

Tallimba School was established to educate the children of settlers from the Tallimba District. Originally part of Willandry Station the arrival of the railway line from Barmedman meant wheat was able to be transported away to ports and mills.

There was an influx of settlers from Victoria and South Australia to take up bush blocks varying from 640 to 800 acres (2.6 to 3.2 km²). Despite the hardships endured in establishing a farm and home in virgin bush, the importance of education was not overlooked and on 16 June 1925, a school with 18 students opened. Due to increasing enrolments a second teacher was appointed in 1949, and in 1950/51 the building was moved across the road to a new less flood-prone site.

The school size peaked in 1968 with sufficient numbers for three teachers. The P&C have always actively supported the school providing for many facilities at the school before they became standard equipment.


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