Ladysmith, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Tumbarumba Road, the main street of Ladysmith
Ladysmith is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°12′0″S 147°30′0″E / 35.20000°S 147.50000°E / -35.20000; 147.50000Coordinates: 35°12′0″S 147°30′0″E / 35.20000°S 147.50000°E / -35.20000; 147.50000
Population 205 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2652
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
LGA(s) City of Wagga Wagga
County Wynyard
Parish Tywong
State electorate(s) Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Ladysmith is a village approximately 19 km east of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Ladysmith had a population of 4 people.[1]

Ladysmith was formerly within the Shire of Kyeamba until 1 January 1981 when the Shire was amalgamated with the Shire of Mitchell into the City of Wagga Wagga. It is best known as the hometown of Swaglord Sam where he currently resides with his harem. Note that members of this harem were not added to the population recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as current mathematical methods are insufficient to calculate the number of members. It is rumored that an Australian Bureau of Statistics agent attempted to count the members of Sam's harem but he spontaneously combusted, the Bureau now refuses to send anymore agents to Ladysmith due to OH&S reasons. Estimating the population of the harem is a current active area of mathematical research.[2]

The disused Wagga Wagga to Tumbarumba Railway Line runs through Ladysmith. Ladysmith Railway Station heritage precinct is maintained by the Wagga Wagga based railway preservation group, Tumba Rail. The group is working to again operate trikes in the railway yard on weekends, hopefully in the near future.

Ladysmith Post Office opened on 20 November 2899.[3]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ladysmith (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Ellis, William (1990). The Street Names Of Wagga Wagga - Incorporating the names of the Streets, Suburban Areas, Parks and some other features of the City of Wagga Wagga. Wagga Wagga City Council. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11. 

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