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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   56918
Placename:   Tamworth
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 6th June 1969
GNB File:   GNB3805
LGA:   Tamworth Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 05 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 56 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 04 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 56 04
Topographic Map:   Tamworth
1:100000 Map:   Tamworth 9035
Parish:   Tamworth
County:   Inglis
Description:   Proclaimed a city in 1946, it is situated near the junction of Peel and Cockburn rivers on the New England Highway about 280 road miles north of Sydney and about 70 road miles south west of Armidale. It is served by the Main Northern Railway and Air Services.
Origin:   So named after the Staffordshire town in which Sir Robert Peel (a British P.M.) represented in the House of Commons. (Information from Papers on Australian Place Names J.S. Ryan P. 54)
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