Kameruka, New South Wales

Kameruka is a location in New South Wales, Australia, previously a large cattle run. It is located near Twofold Bay, around 27 km south-west of Bega and 450 km south of Sydney.

New South Wales
Kameruka is located in New South Wales
Coordinates36°44′24″S 149°42′32″E / 36.740°S 149.709°E / -36.740; 149.709
Population192 (SAL 2021)[1]
LGA(s)Bega Valley Shire
State electorate(s)Bega
Federal division(s)Eden-Monaro

History edit

In 1834 the Imlay brothers, Alexander, George and Peter, took the lease on the 192,640 acres (77,960 ha) pastoral property.

As a result of the 1840s depression, they were forced to relinquish the lease, which was taken up by the Walker brothers, William,[a] Edward and James, who named it Kameruka or Kameruka–Warragubra[2][b] and built a four-room Georgian mansion on the property.[4]

In 1852 the Walker brothers disposed of the property to the Twofold Bay Pastoral Company, whose members included the Manning brothers, the Tooth brothers and T. S. Mort, and amalgamated with their other properties, to form one 400 000 acre property, with Kameruka as its head station and James Manning its resident manager. The Twofold Bay company was active in bringing out German immigrants.[5]

The Company was disbanded in 1860 and Manning purchased Kameruka, which he sold in 1862 to the Tooth family, managed by Robert Tooth (1844–1915), who became its owner in 1864. He subdivided the land into leaseholds, which were taken up by farming families, and built an Anglican church, designed by Edmund Blacket.[4]

Notes edit

  1. ^ William Walker (1787–1854), a Scotsman who earlier settled in Tasmania
  2. ^ Kameruka was of 170 square miles (109,000 acres) and Warragubra 200 square miles (128,000 acres)[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Kameruka (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  2. ^ "Government Gazette". The Sydney Morning Herald. Vol. XXIV, no. 3556. New South Wales, Australia. 11 October 1848. p. 4. Retrieved 24 July 2023 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Legislative Council". The Sydney Morning Herald. Vol. XXXV, no. 5661. New South Wales, Australia. 24 August 1855. p. 2. Retrieved 24 July 2023 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ a b "Kameruka". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2002. Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Twofold Bay". The Sydney Morning Herald. Vol. XXXVI, no. 5541. New South Wales, Australia. 21 March 1855. p. 4. Retrieved 24 July 2023 – via National Library of Australia.