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Ladysmith is a village approximately 19 km east of Wagga Wagga in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2016 census, Ladysmith had a population of 352 people.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.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 1899.
The district which was formally called Alfredtown was changed after the community petitioned to rename it Ladysmith, In honour of Sarah Ann Smith (née Apps) wife of Charles Thomas Smith both resided at “Green Meadow” for all the work the family did within their community. Allredtown remainined in use as the name of a nearby locality. Ladysmith is also the name of a South African town that was the site of the Battle of Ladysmith, in late October 1899, and the Siege of Ladysmith, from 2 November 1899 to 28 February 1900, during the Second Boer War, a war in which troops from New South Wales were participating by November 1899.The store and post office agency closed on 31 March 2023.
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