Prior to white settlement, Tumut marked the boundary of three separate Aboriginal tribes. During summer the tribes came together and journeyed to the high country to feast on Bogong moths.
During the late 1820s, settlers pushed down the Murrumbidgee River and by 1829, the first pioneers were settled on the Tumut River. The name Tumut is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘quiet resting place by the river’.
"The name Tumut is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘quiet resting place by the river’."
Today the town has a population of over 6,000, a modern cosmopolitan shopping centre and an excellent range of accommodation and activities. Much of Tumut’s workforce is employed in the timber industry, with more jobs forecast for the future.
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For more information about Tumut and the surrounding region visit the Tumut Region website.
Image courtesy of Destination NSW.
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