Place:Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia

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NameCootamundra
TypeTown
Coordinates34.683°S 148.05°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Cootamundra is a town and local government area in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and within the Riverina. At the 2006 census, Cootamundra had a population of 5,579. It is located on the Olympic Highway at the point where it crosses the Muttama Creek, between Junee and Cowra. Although it is by passed by the Hume Highway, its railway station is on the Main Southern line, part of the Melbourne-to-Sydney line.

Cootamundra is the birthplace of Sir Donald Bradman AC, Australian cricketer universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. The town features the Sir Donald Bradman Birthplace Museum, a fully restored visitor site and museum the home at where "The Don" was born, featuring cricketing memorabilia and artifacts.

Cootamundra is the home of the Cootamundra wattle. Every year there is a large 'Wattle Time' Festival held at the time the wattle starts to bloom with an art show and festivities.

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