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History of city Armidale, New South Wales in photos

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Geography: Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. It is the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region. It is approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane at the junction of the New England Highway and Waterfall Way. Armidale traditional owners are Anaiwan people. Many Gumbaynggirr people have settled in Armidale since colonisation. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1849

History: Armidale was first settled in the early 1830s, following the earlier exploration of the area by John Oxley. It was named after Armadale on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, but seemingly the city fathers were not good spellers. The Scottish Armadale was the ancestral home of George James McDonald who was the Commissioner for Crown Lands in the late 1830s. (This is not to be confused with Armadale, West Lothian, near Edinburgh.)

Population: 23 674


Armidale. Police House
Police House
Armidale. Police Residence
Police Residence

Armidale. Post Office
Post Office on Main street (Beardy Street)
Armidale. Public School, 1920
Public School, 1920

Armidale. School, circa 1960's
School, circa 1960's
Armidale. Superior Public Girls School, 1920
Superior Public Girls School, 1920

Armidale. Teachers College, 1947
Teachers College, 1947
Armidale. The University of New England, 1961
The University of New England, 1961

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