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The Post Office was established in 1872, initially under the name of Armidale Crossing.
In 1885, Tingha was proclaimed a town.
The first school in the town was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1890 with the first school and residence being built in Diamond Street in 1891.
By the early 1900's the mining boom was over and Tingha's population had dwindled to just a few hundred people. Shortly after this, many large companies moved into the area to mine the less accessible tin and once again Tingha saw a degree of prosperity. Tingha boasted the first tin dredge in Australia.
The Wing Hing Long Museum is an interactive view of the history of Tingha and well worth a visit when in the area.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Other times may be arranged for tour groups
A most informative book about the history of Tingha and its days as a large tin mining centre. The book is well written and illustrated. This book is available to purchase at The Wing Hing Long Museum at $AU15.00 per copy. Alternatively, you may purchase it by sending the $AU15.00, plus $AU3.00 pp, to:
Wing Hing Long Committee
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