Yarralumla is an Aboriginal place name meaning ‘echo’ that has been associated with the area since the days of the early settlers. The name Yarralumla first appeared on the Surveyor Robert Dixon’s map of 1829.

Yarralumla has an interesting history. Wikipedia's article on Yarralumla has an overview of our history and links to many publications that document our early history in much more detail.

The National Library of Australia's newspaper digitisation project Trove provides a fascinating insight into life in Yarralumla over the years.

Places of historical significance

Here are some of the many places in Yarralumla of historical significance.