1. (Wiradjuri) dhamba dhamba, meaning "very soft"
2. words for "hollow sounding ground", "thunder", "sound" or "place of big trees".
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||IBRA: Australian Alps, Riverina, Snowy Mountains, South West Slopes|
|Local government area||Snowy Valleys|
|Source||Tumbarumba Hill, Snowy Mountains|
|⁃ location||south of Laurel Hill|
|⁃ elevation||611 m (2,005 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Tooma River|
|south of Tooma|
|252 m (827 ft)|
|Length||30 km (19 mi)|
|River system||Murray River, Murray–Darling basin|
|⁃ left||Maragle Creek, Paddys River|
|⁃ right||Mannus Creek|
|Nature reserve||Bogandyera Nature Reserve|
Course and features
The creek rises below Tumbarumba Hill, south of Laurel Hill, on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains, and its natural flow drains generally south, joined by three tributaries including Paddys River, before reaching its confluence with the Tooma River, south of the village of Tooma; descending 358 metres (1,175 ft) over its 30 kilometres (19 mi) course.
- McNicol, Sally; Hosking, Dianne (1994). "Wiradjuri". Macquarie Aboriginal Words. Sydney: Macquarie Library. p. 98.
- "Tumbarumba". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "Tumbarumba Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "Map of Tumbarumba Creek". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "Murray River catchment (NSW)" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.