Kellys Plains, New South Wales

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Kellys Plains
New South Wales
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Kellys Plains
Kellys Plains is located in New South Wales
Kellys Plains
Kellys Plains
Coordinates 30°33′S 151°38′E / 30.550°S 151.633°E / -30.550; 151.633Coordinates: 30°33′S 151°38′E / 30.550°S 151.633°E / -30.550; 151.633
Postcode(s) 2350
Elevation 1,044 m (3,425 ft)
Location
LGA(s)
County Sandon
Parish Saumarez
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.6 °C
67 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
816 mm
32.1 in

Kellys Plains is a small rural locality situated about 8 kilometres west south west of Armidale, New South Wales. The settlement is at an altitude of about 1,044 metres on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

History[edit]

Kellys Plains was named after an early settler in the area.

The Kellys Plains Public School is a small school that was established in 1863. The school students are now divided into two classes: kindergarten to year 2, and year 3 to year 6.

On 3 February 1883 the Kellys Plains railway station opened and was closed on 20 February 1975.[2] Kellys Plains Post Office opened on 1 April 1884 and closed in 1945.[3]

St John's Anglican Church original timber building was built in 1896 at Kellys Plains and consecrated in 1897. In 1923 it was replaced by the present brick building. Several members of the Perrott family were buried in the churchyard prior to the construction of the 1923 church and their headstones are the only surviving ones.[4]

The Kellys Plains-Dangarsleigh Country Women's Association meets once a month in the CWA Rooms, Dangarsleigh Road.

Current population of the area is negligible and would be included with that of Dangarsleigh which is about 4 km away. There many small properties and lifestyle blocks in the area with their occupants commuting to nearby towns for work.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellys Plains". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Kellys Plains railway
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  4. ^ Kellys Plains Anglican Cemetery

Kellys Plains railway station[edit]

Preceding station   NSW Main lines   Following station
towards Wallangarra
Main North Line
towards Sydney