Kyeamba, New South Wales

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Kyeamba
New South Wales
Kyeamba.jpg
Entering Kyeamba - the property Kyeamba Park is in the background
Kyeamba is located in New South Wales
Kyeamba
Kyeamba
Coordinates 35°27′31″S 147°36′56″E / 35.45861°S 147.61556°E / -35.45861; 147.61556Coordinates: 35°27′31″S 147°36′56″E / 35.45861°S 147.61556°E / -35.45861; 147.61556
Population 212 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2650
Elevation 309 m (1,014 ft)
Location
County Wynyard
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga

Kyeamba is a farming community in the central east part of the Riverina and situated about 16 kilometres north west from Humula and 23 kilometres south west from Tarcutta. At the 2006 census, Kyeamba had a population of 212.[1] The town's name is derived from an aboriginal word for "forehead band".[2]

A shearing shed in the area of Kyeamba

Kyeamba is situated in the vicinity of the Alfredtown to Kyeamba Road where it meets the Hume Highway. There are no stores or significant public buildings in the area.

Kyamba Telegraph Office opened on 1 September 1861. This later became a Post Office, was renamed Kyeamba in 1917 and closed in 1957.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kyeamba (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kyeamba". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.