1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Armidale

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ARMIDALE, a town in Sandon county, New South Wales, Australia, 313 m. by rail N. of Sydney. Pop. (1901) 4249. It lies at an elevation of 3313 ft., in a picturesque mountainous district, for the most part pastoral and agricultural, though it contains some alluvial gold diggings. Antimony is found in large quantities near the town. Armidale is a cathedral town, being the seat of a Roman Catholic bishop and belonging to the joint Anglican diocese of Grafton; Armidale St Peter’s, the Anglican cathedral, and St Mary’s, the Roman Catholic, are both fine buildings. The town is the centre of great educational activity, its schools including the New England girls’ school, St Patrick’s college, the high school, the Ursuline convent and state schools. Armidale became a municipality in 1863.