Central Tilba, NSW, 2546
S 36° 18.795 E 150° 04.510
56H E 237403 N 5977335
Quick Description: In the heritage town of Central Tilba, today's Post Office situated in Bates Emporium Store also stands alongside the historic Post Office building and Postmasters Residence.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 7:25:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DBA
The Central Tilba Post Office is now part of Bates Emporium Store at 2. Bates Street in the small heritage village in southern New South Wales, the first building on your left as you enter Central Tilba.
Standing right on the corner itself, adjoining the General Store, is the original two storey Post Office and Postmasters residence, now a restored Bed and Breakfast accommodation. The Tilba Two Storey was built in 1894 as the local post office and post-master’s residence for Tilba region. Today the villages of Central Tilba and Tilba Tilba – and much of their surrounds - are National Trust-classified and as a result have had their unique historical atmosphere preserved.
When gold prospecting began in the area, some of the prospectors settled at Tilba Tilba where a post office was opened in 1873 with Richard Bate as postmaster. The Bate family became prominent in the area. Bate's General Store was opened there in 1894 (it now includes the post office) and, the following year, the township sprung up on land sold by Samuel Bate.
The general store runs in the old fashioned country style - Post Office and petrol plus the papers and more. You'll find the Post Office tucked away behind the petrol pumps at the far end. Look for the red post boxes in the wall outside.
Post Office Type: Post Office
Post Boxes: Yes
Historical Significance: Yes - Older than 50 years
Current use: Yes
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