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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   61
Placename:   Armidale
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 17th March 1967
LGA:   Armidale Dumaresq
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 31 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 39 50
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 30 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 39 54
Topographic Map:   Armidale
1:100000 Map:   Armidale 9236
Parish:   Armidale
County:   Sandon
Description:   Founded in 1839, proclaimed a city in 1885. Famous as an educational and ecclesiastic centre, it contains The New England University and two cathedrals. Services are available daily by rail and air to Sydney and Brisbane.
Origin:   So named after Scottish hamlet. Native name Alperwan (i) p. 60 (ii) p. 15 (Information from (i) Papers on Australian Place Names - J.S. Ryan (ii) Old New England - Walker
History:   Proclaimed a town 17 November 1863. Early in 1843 a post office was opened at 'Armidale' and the Government Gazette notice March 31, 1843, was the first official notification of the placename (Atchison,1976).
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