Place:Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia

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NameNimbin
TypeVillage
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately north of Lismore, southeast of Kyogle, and west of Byron Bay.

Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability, self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. Writer Austin Pick described his initial impressions of the village this way: "It is as if a smoky avenue of Amsterdam has been placed in the middle of the mountains behind frontier-style building facades. ... Nimbin is a strange place indeed."

Nimbin has been described in literature and mainstream media as 'the drug capital of Australia', 'a social experiment' and 'an escapist sub-culture'. Nimbin has become an icon in Australian cultural history with many of the values first introduced there by the counterculture becoming part of modern Australian culture.[1]

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