Elimbah history

The area was known to the Kabi Kabi people as the place of the grey water snake, Elimbah. The teamsters knew it as The Six Mile, a place to camp and rest their horses or bullocks. When the railway came through in 1890, the rail stop was simply known as '36miles 68chains'. It was officially named Elimbah in September 1902, at the urging of local residents.