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Post Office. Kendall, NSW. May 2023

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Kurri Kurri, NSW:
BigSaint wrote: 21 May 2024 08:41
BigSaint wrote: 23 Apr 2017 21:10 Kurri Kurri, NSW, which is north west of Newcastle near Cessnock:
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Kurri Kurri PO 17/8/1903.
Kurri Kurri West PO 1/10/1955; closed 15/2/1980.

Kurri Kurri is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, in the Cessnock LGA. At the 2016 census, its population was 6,044. Kurri Kurri is the largest town in a group of towns and hamlets, including Stanford Merthyr, Pelaw Main, Weston, Abermain and Heddon Greta, called Kurri Kurri – Weston by the ABS. Its estimated population was 17,241 at 2016 census.

The town was founded in 1902 to service the local Stanford Merthyr and Pelaw Main collieries and mining communities. The town was named Kurri Kurri from an unknown source in Sydney, meaning "the very first" as it was the first town in Australia that was fully planned before anything was built. The first European landholder was Benjamin Blackburn who was granted 400 acres on the Banks of Wallis Creek at Richmond Vale.

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 6,044 people in Kurri Kurri.

Mining at the South Maitland Coalfields began at East Greta in 1891, after an 1886 exploration by Sir Edgeworth David, a government geological surveyor, uncovered the potential of the Greta coal seam. More mines were opened in the early 1900s, supplanting those older pits at Newcastle where the Australian Agricultural Company enjoyed almost a monopoly. During this period there were a number of accidents including the death of six miners at the Stanford Merthyr Colliery in 1905, which is commemorated by a monument in the Kurri Kurri cemetery.

Richmond Main Colliery, also in the Kurri Kurri vicinity, was once the State's largest producer, at 3,400 tons per day, and which reputedly had the deepest shaft permitting access to two separate coal seams, the Scholey shaft, named after its founder, John Scholey. Following the serious slump in the coal industry Stanford Merthyr Colliery closed in 1957, Pelaw Main in 1962, and Richmond Main in 1967.

The power station at Richmond Main Colliery, which provided the electricity for Kurri Kurri and surrounding districts, remained in operation for some years after the mine's closure, until the entire district was attached to the National Grid.

The Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter operated from 1969 to 2012, producing up to 180 kt (180,000 long tons; 200,000 short tons) of aluminium per year.

Kurri Kurri was served by the South Maitland Railway and originally had two passenger stations – one at Stanford Merthyr, and one on the main SMR line at North Kurri Kurri (opened in June 1904). A new red-brick station building and platform was built at Stanford Merthyr and opened in January 1909. It was renamed Kurri Kurri Station on 3 June 1922. However, with the closure of the SMR's branch line from Aberdare Junction to Stanford Merthyr, due to subsidence, North Kurri Kurri station was renamed Kurri Kurri in the mid-1930s. The station at Stanford Merthyr fell into disuse although the line from the colliery which passed through it was still in operation via the Richmond Vale Railway to Hexham. While passenger services on the South Maitland Railway have ceased, the line ceased use for coal haulage in 2020. The line ownership was changed in 2022 when Aurizon purchased 100% of shareholding in SMR. A new bridge was constructed to relocate the railway line to allow construction of the Hunter Expressway.


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Pelican Flat, NSW:
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Pelican is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, located 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Newcastle's central business district across the entrance to Lake Macquarie from the town of Swansea. It was known as Pelican Flat until 1991.


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Pelican Flat opened as an RO 1/1/1927 & became a PO on 1/7/1927. Phoenix does not record a closure of this post office but I can't find in the current list of post offices as either Pelican or Pelican Flat.
Ubobo.R.O. wrote: 29 Sep 2023 18:59
BigSaint wrote: 29 Sep 2023 17:10 Pelican Flat opened as an RO 1/1/1927 & became a PO on 1/7/1927. Phoenix does not record a closure of this post office but I can't find in the current list of post offices as either Pelican or Pelican Flat.
Pelican Flat Post Office closed on 26/2/1993.
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Rylstone, NSW:
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Rylstone NSW cds - 31st October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Rylstone NSW cds - 31st October 1960
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Ryalston PO 1/1/1849; renamed Rylstone PO c.1853.
Rylstone Renamed from Ryalston PO c.1853.

Rylstone is a small town in New South Wales, in the Central Tablelands region within the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area. It is located on the Bylong Valley Way road route & is 241 km (150 mi) north west of Sydney, 99 km (62 mi) north east of Bathurst, 97 km (60 mi) north of Lithgow, 54 km (34 mi) south east of Mudgee & 7 km (4 mi) north of Kandos. At the 2021 census, Rylstone had a population of 904.

The name 'Rylstone' has no clear origin; however, several possible origins are promoted.

Michael Hayes who built the Shamrock Hotel and other buildings at The Junction (where the Cudgegong River and Tong Bong Creek meet) claims responsibility. On travelling through the area he mentioned sleeping on 'that Ryle Stone' his Irish accent converting what was actually said 'Royal Stone'.

A small village also known as Rylstone in Yorkshire, England is near to where wool was sent from properties in the Rylstone area.

Another tale suggests the Scots had a weapon called a Ryle Stone. This weapon being used when the Scots were at war with the Picts (England) and Scottish shepherds built their huts at the location of the current village of Rylstone.

A petition was sent to Governor Gipps asking for a village to be called Tong Bong to be established at the present site of Rylstone. Governor Gipps granted permission for the village to be surveyed but he insisted that the village be called Rylstone and not Tong Bong. There is no evidence of any connection between Governor Gipps and the English village of Rylstone.

Several early explorers and settler explorers travelled this area in the early 1800s; they include Samuel Marsden, Macquarie, Edward Cox, James Blackman Jr., Jamison, FitzGerald, John Nevell and James Vincent. Several mountains in the area commemorate their journeys through the Glen Alice Valley and up the Turon River. James Blackman jnr. explored a route from Bathurst to the Cudgegong River and present site of Rylstone in 1820. Allan Cunningham, the botanist and explorer, on his first expedition to find a route from Bathurst to the Liverpool Plains noted in his diary in November 1822 being in the Tabrabucka area and on the second expedition 18 April 1823 passing through Dabee (now Rylstone).

The district was originally known as Dabee (under various spellings). There are many contemporary newspaper references to the town being referred to as Ryalston in the period 1846 to mid-1850s then referred to as Ryalstone during the late 1850s. Rylstone town was laid out in 1846 by surveyor Davidson. By the 1850s Rylstone was becoming a well established town with post office, hotels, school, mills, and police lock-up. The Rylstone district was declared as a police district in 1854. Rylstone was formally proclaimed a town on 20 March 1885.

On 9 June 1884 the railway was opened to Rylstone, this changed the status of Rylstone village to that of a town. The railway yard included a goods shed, trucking yards, and turntable. Notably, Henry Lawson's father, Niels Hertzberg Larsen, helped build the timber Rylestone railway station. The line was extended from Rylstone to Mudgee and this section was opened on 10 September 1884. Rylstone is located on the Gwabegar railway line.

In April 1895 a railway telephone line was installed between Wallerawang and Mudgee with Rylstone as an intermediate telephone point. The telephone was an important safety feature on this railway due to the steep cliffs and tunnels that occur on both sides of Rylstone allowing quick and clear communication of problems.

The railway line through Rylstone was closed on 2 March 1992 and remain closed for eight years. The NSW Government spent $11 million to resleeper the track, repair bridges, and level crossings reopening the line on 2 September 2000, the line was again closed seven years later on 30 June 2007, the line remains closed; however, there are plans to reopen the line for coal trains to operate between Cobbora Mine (near Dunedoo) and the Mount Piper Power Station and Wallerawang Power Station.

On 24 October 2017 the NSW State Government announced that $1.1 million would be provided to reinstate the eight kilometre rail link between Kandos and Rylstone, thus enabling tourist trains to access the resulting 'Kandos-Rylstone Rail Heritage Precinct'. Refurbishment work, which includes replacing 3,500 old timber sleepers with long-life steel, is expected to commence in April 2018 and continue for six months.


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BigSaint wrote: 20 Apr 2024 11:19
Singleton, NSW:
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South Singleton NSW Aust cds - 29th October 1960.

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Darlington (1) PO 1/9/1829; renamed Singleton PO 1/12/1841.
Singleton Renamed from Darlington PO 1/12/1841.
South Singleton PO 16/12/1901; closed 23/8/1974.

Singleton is a town on the banks of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. Singleton is 202km (89 mi) north-north-west of Sydney, and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of Newcastle. At June 2018, Singleton had an urban population of 16,346.

Singleton's main urban area includes the town centre, Singleton Heights, Dunolly, Darlington, The Retreat, Wattle Ponds and Hunterview. Surrounding rural villages include Broke, Camberwell, Jerrys Plains, Goorangoola/Greenlands, Belford and Lower Belford.

Singleton was established in the 1820s. In its early years, it was also called Patrick's Plains.[6] The Main Northern railway line reached Singleton in 1863 and was the end of the line until 1869.

A Telegraph Office was opened in Singleton on 25 February 1861 during the construction of the first telegraph line to Queensland. That Office combined with the Post Office on 1 January 1870. In May 1942, the community celebrated the appointment of the town's first female Telegram Messenger – Miss Daphne Lambkins. She was one of the first female Messengers in the Commonwealth.


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South West Rocks, NSW:
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Phoenix says South West Rocks PO 24/9/1903.

South West Rocks is a town located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, near the mouth of the Macleay River. It is approximately 40 km (25 mi) from Kempsey. Jerseyville is located nearby.

The population of South West Rocks is 5,313. The tourist population of South West Rocks increases markedly during the holiday season. The area's beaches as well as man-made attractions such as Trial Bay Gaol and Smoky Cape Lighthouse are local tourist attractions.

Arakoon was originally established as the township on Trial Bay in 1866. However, by 1889, South West Rocks had established itself as a popular bathing resort with people of the Macleay Valley. South West Rocks got its name most likely from the captains of passing ships, who claimed it was safest to moor vessels near the rocks, south west of Laggers Point (the point on which Trial Bay Gaol is built). Another theory is that their moorings would be safe if they kept the rocks to their south west. Trial Bay was named after a brig, The Trial, which was stolen and wrecked by convicts in 1816 in the bay that now bears its name.

On 13 May 1770, Captain James Cook observed smoke from a fire on a mountain which he named Smoky Cape. The headland in front of the mountain is now the location of Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

In 1972, a Sydney Harbour showboat, Sydney Queen, and the former Newcastle car carriers Lurgurena and Koondooloo, were wrecked on the Main Beach after breaking free from their moorings in heavy storms. Elements of all three vessels were salvaged, but the hull of Sydney Queen filled with sand and could not be removed. It was eventually burned to the waterline to remove the obstruction from the beach.


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Stoker's Siding, NSW:
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South West Rocks NSW cds - 6th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with South West Rocks NSW cds - 6th November 1960
Phoenix says Stoker's Siding PO 15/2/1912.

Stokers Siding is a village located in the Tweed Shire in north-eastern New South Wales, near the Burringbar Range and Mount Warning. It has been described as an "idyllic village". Stoker's Siding is 9 kms south of Murwillumbah, 793 kms north of Sydney & 128 kms south of Brisbane.

In the 2016 census, there were 663 people in Stokers Siding.

From 1861 to 1880, the Robertson Land Acts opened up large areas of NSW to farming, and in 1882 Joseph Stoker purchased 600 acres in what was then known as Dunbible Creek. The village developed with the coming of the train line to Murwillumbah and was originally known as Dunbible Siding, although this was eventually changed to Stokers Siding. In 1974, the NSW Government, as part of budget cuts, closed the railway station, with trains going directly to Murwillumbah. In recent years, the village has been home to a thriving arts community.


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Post Office Stokers Siding NSW. c2005.
Post Office Stokers Siding NSW. c2005.
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Wow Mr Puffin. Thank you :D
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Walcha, NSW
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Walcha PO 1/7/1850.
Walcha Road PO 16/11/1882; closed 19/11/1976.

Walcha is a town at the south-eastern edge of the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales.

The town serves as the seat of Walcha Shire. Walcha is located 425 kilometres (264 mi) by road from Sydney at the intersection of the Oxley Highway and Thunderbolts Way. The Apsley River passes through the town to tumble over the Apsley Falls before joining the Macleay River further on. Originally the river caused flooding in the town prior to a levee bank being constructed and saving the town from more floods. At the 2016 census, Walcha had a population of 1,451 people.

The Main North railway line is located 20.7 kilometres (12.9 mi) west at a separate village called Walcha Road which serves as the railhead. This is served by the daily NSW TrainLink Xplorer service between Sydney and Armidale. The railway line was built at Walcha Road, because it was the closest point they could get to the town, due to the steep climb over the Great Dividing Range.

In 1818, John Oxley was the first European person to discover the area and the falls which were later to be named Apsley Falls.

Hamilton Collins Sempill was the first settler in the New England area when he took up the 'Wolka' run in 1832, establishing slab huts where 'Langford' now stands. Other early runs around the district were Bergen-op-Zoom (1834), Ohio (1836), Europambela (c.1836), Surveyor’s Creek (1836), Emu Creek (c.1837), Ingalba (1837), Orandumbie (1837), Tiara (1837) and Winterbourne (1837). A severe depression from 1841 to 1843, and low demand for wool created hardship for many of these early settlers. In 1848 Walcha run is recorded as being 64,000 acres (260 km2) and in the lease of David Lanarch. During 1854 Walcha was sold to Rundle and Dangar who held the mortgage for Jamison and Connal. Later John Fletcher acquired Walcha and moved from Branga Plains to Oorundumby. After being sold in 1905, Oorundumby was resumed for soldier settlement in 1947 and subdivided into 22 holdings. Not long after Sempill's arrival, in 1834, John McLean took up a run he called Bergen op Zoom, reportedly named in tribute to relatives Allen and Francis McLean, who had assisted the Dutch in the defence of that town against the French in the War of the Sixth Coalition. When McLean died in 1851, his family sold Bergen Op Zoom to Shropshire-born artist Edward Baker-Boulton, who with his brothers already owned extensive runs in the Wellington district.

A "wool" road to Port Macquarie (the Oxley Highway) was under construction in 1842 for the transportation of wool from New England to the coast. Walcha Post Office opened on 1 July 1850. The mail arrived from Macdonald River (now Bendemeer). Walcha was gazetted as a village site in 1852, when town allotments were sold, with annual sales following.

In 1861 the population was recorded at 355 and the Anglican church was built in 1862 of stone taken from the demolished homestead, 'Villa Walcha', erected on the Wolka run in the 1840s. The old church has fine stained-glass windows which bear tribute to some of the town's pioneers.

The population dropped in the 1860s but the town soon began to grow for two reasons: firstly, red cedar getters were active in the area's rainforests by about 1870. Gold was discovered near Walcha in the 1870s at Glen Morrison, Tia, The Cells River and Nowendoc. Antimony, copper, graphite, manganese, silver and high quality slate was also mined in the district.

On 5 April 1878 Walcha was proclaimed a town, when it was gazetted, the boundaries defined and a courthouse was built. A rail link to Sydney, Tamworth, Woolbrook and Uralla opened at Walcha Road in 1882. The town became a municipality in 1889. The Shire of Apsley was constituted by proclamation on 7 March 1906 The Shire of Walcha was constituted by the Union of the Municipality and the Shire of Apsley as from on 1 June 1955.

History was made at Walcha in 1950 when a Tiger Moth was the first aircraft used to spread superphosphate by air in Australia. The "super" was dropped on Mirani and other landholders soon followed suit to greatly increase the livestock carrying capacity of the district.

Some good Thoroughbred racehorses have been produced in the district including, Blue Spec (won the Melbourne Cup in record time), Kennaquhair (won Sydney Cup in record time and AJC Metropolitan Handicap), Eric and Tar Girl etc. There is a Thoroughbred stud near the town.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcha,_New_South_Wales

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Warialda, NSW
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Warialda is a town in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, in Gwydir Shire. It is situated on the banks of Warialda Creek. At the 2011 census, Warialda had a population of 1,120.

The Gwydir Highway runs through town and, along with Stephen Street, is considered one of the town's two main streets.

Warialda is serviced by daily NSW TrainLink coach services (excluding Tuesdays) to Inverell and Tamworth, connecting with train services to Sydney. Additionally, there are three weekly coach services each to Grafton (connecting with XPT train services to and from Brisbane) and Moree on alternating days (excluding Sundays). The NSW TrainLink coach stop is located outside the tourist information centre.

The town is connected to the Inverell railway line as a major station on the way between Moree and Inverell. Due to the lay of the land, the station was built just outside of town at a new site known as Warialda Rail.

Warialda was the headquarters of the Yallaroi Shire, until its merger with neighbouring Bingara Shire to form Gwydir Shire. Warialda Post Office opened on 1 January 1848. The town's first newspaper was the Warialda Standard, which was first published in 1896 and remains in publication.

Warialda is the birthplace of Elizabeth Kenny, world-renowned pioneer in the treatment of poliomyelitis. The baptismal font used for Sister Kenny's baptism is still in use and housed in the Church of England located in Stewart Avenue.

Warialda is also the birthplace of Olive Rose Fitzhardinge (1881–1956) who became famous in the 1930s as a rose breeder in Warrawee, the name of her best known rose.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warilla,_New_South_Wales

Phoenix says the Warialda PO opened on 1/1/1848.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Warialda NSW cds - 19th October 1960
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Wee Waa, NSW:
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Phoenix says Wee Waa PO 1/1/1849.

Wee Waa is a town located on the north-western slopes of the New England region in New South Wales. The town is within the Narrabri Shire local government area and is on the Namoi River. Wee Waa is 41 kilometres (25 mi) north-west of Narrabri and 571 kilometres (355 mi) northwest of Sydney on the Kamilaroi Highway. At the 2016 census, Wee Waa had a population of 2,080.

Wee Waa is 42 kilometres from the Newell Highway, and is referred to as a gateway to the far west centres of Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge opal fields and beyond.

The Aboriginal meaning of Wee Waa is "Fire for Roasting" from the language of the Kamilaroi people. The town is known to be the "Cotton Capital of Australia" as a rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in NSW. The town services a far greater rural community as well as the villages of Burren Junction, Pilliga and Gwabegar. Wee Waa is known for its large population of southern blue-tip Yabbies. On the fourth of September 1995, Eric Gordon set the Australian record. Catching a specimen that measured 47cm.

The Wee Waa run was taken up by squatter George Hobler in 1837 and the settlement developed. It became an administrative centre in the late 1840s. A police station and court of petty sessions were established in 1847 and a post office opened two years later. It is the oldest established town in the area and is the birthplace of the commercial cotton industry in Australia.

Rail services were extended in 1901 from Narrabri to Walgett, passing through the town.

The first commercial cotton plantation was established in 1961, irrigated with water from the Keepit Dam on the Namoi River.

It was the first town built on the Namoi River. The town is subject to regular floods and is protected by a levee bank. However thousands of people were isolated on properties around Wee Waa in February 2012.

Wee Waa is serviced by NSW TrainLink rail services, interstate coaches, and daily air services offered through Narrabri.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee_Waa
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Post Office. Wee Waa, NSW. 2006.

1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wee Waa NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Wee Waa NSW Aust cds - 25th October 1960
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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BigSaint wrote: 01 Jun 2024 14:12
BigSaint wrote: 20 Apr 2024 21:26
Weston, NSW:
BigSaint wrote: 25 Nov 2023 20:47
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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked
with Weston NSW Aust cds - 7th November 1960

Phoenix says Weston PO 25/1/1904.

Weston is a town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. It is part of the City of Cessnock local government area, located approximately 11 km (7 mi) from Cessnock. At the 2016 census it recorded a population of 3,693.

Weston's post office opened on 25 January 1904.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston,_New_South_Wales
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Commercial cover with 5d Centenary Melbourne Cup stamp postmarked
with Weston NSW cds - 19th November 1960 to Hamilton NSW

Still l@@king for that elusive fdc for Weston NSW.

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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked
with Weston NSW Aust cds - 7th November 1960

1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked<br />with Weston NSW Aust cds - 27th October 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked
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Re: WTB Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDCs

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Yetman, NSW:
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with Yetman NSW cds - 29th October 1960

Yetman is a hamlet in the New England region of northern New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Yetman and the surrounding area had a population of 178. It is located on the Macintyre River about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the Queensland border and 701 kilometres (436 mi) north of Sydney. It is located at the intersection of the roads south to Tamworth, east to Tenterfield and north-west to Boggabilla.

The area was once occupied by the Bigambul, a sub-group of the Murri Aboriginal people who used to fish along the Macintyre River. Yetman Station was established in 1837 by the Dights, who followed Allan Cunningham's trail to the north.

The first two hotel licences were issued in 1866 at about same time as the first store was built - the Yetman Hotel first and then the Macintyre Hotel. The Macintyre Hotel was built and first operated by William Watson Rainbow. Country hotels were often the social hub of the town and the Macintyre Hotel was no exception. Its verandah served as a stand for the racing stewards at the Easter Races of 1870.

In applying for a post office the applicants claimed that the population was then about 100 but this was considered a considerable exaggeration. The publican of the Yetman Hotel, Richard Holmes, became the first Postmaster.


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1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yetman NSW cds - 14th November 1960
1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup 5d stamp on piece postmarked with Yetman NSW cds - 14th November 1960
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Re: Wanted To Buy - the 5d Australia 1960 Centenary Melbourne Cup FDC's

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This completes the batch from eBayer from the Central Coast of NSW.

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