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20th April 2019
Reference:   9454
Placename:   Broken Hill
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 19th December 1975
Previous Name:   Willyama
GNB File:   GNB3743
LGA:   Broken Hill
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 58 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   141 27 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 57 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   141 27 04
Topographic Map:   Broken Hill
1:100000 Map:   Broken Hill 7134
County:   Yancowinna
Description:   A city about 22 km ESE of Silverton and about 6 km S by E of Sundown trig station. Proclaimed a city in 17/7/1907.
Origin:   Named after broken silhoutte of a hill. First mining leases pegged 1883. Previously named Willyama-See GNB 984. Willyama proclaimed a town 12/2/1887. Broken Hill declared a municipality 22/9/1888. Broken Hill proclaimed a city on 17/7/1907. Also see Broken Hill 1883-1893 pages. 16 and 22.
History:   Originally Wilyagili Aboriginal land and their name for it was 'willy- ama' said to also mean broken hill. (Not verified). (Appleton; 1992.
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