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Mostly Coombe in Australia &

Coumbe in North Hill, Cornwall

Family History & Genealogy

Mostly Coombe – Australia Miscellanea


Coombe Railway Station, South AustraliaAustralia Miscellanea includes Australian Coombe placenames and  other colonial uses of the name, such as:


Coombe Brothers, 1875-84


Coombe Bros was an on and off business relationship between the sons of James Coombe and Jane Lean: John Lean Coombe, James Coombe and Thomas Coombe.


Coombe Place Names in Australia


Known Coombe place names in Australia. Readers may be able to fill in gaps and add more.


There are two lists: one for localities and one for street names.





Named After


Coombe, Coorong District Council, South Australia (also Coombe Hundred and Coombe railway station)

Ephraim Henry Coombe, MP (1858-1917)

SA Placenames

Coombe Point, Northern Territory

King, Anna Josepha (1765-1844), nee Coombe, wife of NSW Governor Philip Gidley King.

NT Placenames

Coombe’s Swamp, later Hill End, now West End, Brisbane

William Coombe (c. 1808-1878)

Courier-Mail, 19 Feb 1938


Dr Herbert Cole ‘Nugget’ Coombs

ACT Planning and Land Authority




Street Name


Comment / Named After



South Australia



Coombe Street

Ovingham, Adelaide, SA

Samuel Coombe

SA Placenames

Coombe Road

Allenby Gardens, Adelaide, SA

Samuel Coombe


Coombe Road

Salisbury, Adelaide, SA



Coombe Road

Port Pirie, SA

Coombe Brothers


Coombe Road

Northern Areas Council, near Stone Hut, about 35km NE of Port Pirie, SA



Coombe Street

Berri, SA



Coombe Street

Gawler East, SA

probably Ephraim Coombe the younger or his son E.H. Coombe. Named in 1866.


Coombe Terrace

Coonalpyn, SA

probably Ephraim Coombe the younger or his son E.H. Coombe


Coombe Street

Nangwarry, SA

near Mt Gambier


Coombe Terrace

Waikerie, SA



Kerta Weeta Ave

Black Forest, SA

Estate of John Lean Coombe



Western Australia



Coombe Avenue

Armadale, WA



Coombe Street

Collie, WA



Coombe Street

Bayswater, WA



Coombe Street

Kalgoorlie, WA

Likely James Coombe (1845-1928), timber merchant and councilor.






Coombs Road

Tatura, VIC







Coomb Street

Seventeen Mile Rocks, QLD

Likely pioneer south bank farmer William Coombes who died here.


Coombe Street

Gympie, QLD

Percy Samuel James Coombe (son of James Knight Coombe) who had a foundry in the street.

Researcher Judy Berlak


New South Wales



Coombe Street

Wollongong, NSW

Possibly (Jemima) Julia Coombes (nee Waldron), wife of Rev William Coombes.

Pioneer Park Cemetery

Waldrons of Illawarra


Australian Capital Territory



Coombe Street

Bonython, ACT

Ephraim Henry Coombe, MP (1858-1917)

ACT Planning and Land Authority

Coombs Place

Kambah, ACT

Rev. William Henry Coombs (1816-96)



Updated: 29 Jan 2016


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