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A 95 year old American church bell has been officially unveiled in Nimmitabel by the Member for Monaro John Barilaro.

The one tonne bell was purchased by the community to symbolise the town’s growth and encourage tourists to visit.


“The community wanted to purchase the bell to symbolise the town’s new-found growth and rejuvenation,” said Mr Barilaro.


 “Recently four new businesses have set up shop and the 125 year old Federal Hotel has re-opened its doors after closing down six years ago.


“The bell is a symbol of community pride, a waypoint for the continued growth of Nimmitabel.”


Mr Barilaro described the work put in by the Lions club, the wider Nimmitabel community and the Cooma- Monaro Shire Council as a monumental effort which has brought the town together.


 “I’ve always said that small communities consistently punch above their weight & Nimmitabel is no exception,” said Mr Barilaro.


Festival fun activities included Nimmitabel’s own Antiques Road Show and a bell bottom completion.

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