Stannifer, New South Wales

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Stannifer
New South Wales
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Stannifer
Stannifer is located in New South Wales
Stannifer
Stannifer
Coordinates 29°53′S 151°13′E / 29.883°S 151.217°E / -29.883; 151.217Coordinates: 29°53′S 151°13′E / 29.883°S 151.217°E / -29.883; 151.217
Postcode(s) 2369
Elevation 780 m (2,559 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Inverell Shire
County Gough
State electorate(s) Northern Tablelands
Federal Division(s) New England

Stannifer is a small rural village, on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. The village is situated nine kilometres north of Tingha, New South Wales on the Elsmore Road and is within Inverell Shire. Middle Creek, a tributary of the Macintyre River is nearby.

The village is several kilometres from the locality of Old Mill and both are old tin mining villages with remnants of the mining past still visible in places and fossicking still carried on in local creek beds.

The main industries are mining, timber, fossicking and agriculture. Several varieties of gems can be found in the Stannifer fossicking area, including jellybeans, quartz and grass stone.

History[edit]

Stannifer Post Office opened on 1 October 1880 and closed in 1973.[1]

References[edit]

"Inverell Shire Information", c.1981

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.