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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
28th July 2014
Reference:   9080
Placename:   Brewarrina
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 20th November 1981
GNB File:   GNB3742
LGA:   Brewarrina
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -29 57 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   146 52 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -29 56 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   146 52 04
Topographic Map:   Brewarrina
1:100000 Map:   Brewarrina 8238
Parish:   Brewarrina
County:   Clyde
Description:   A town about 28 km E by N of Mt Druid and about 37 km SE by S of Collerina. Located about 95 km E of Bourke.
Meaning:   Derived from 'burru waranha', a Wayilwan name for a species of Acacia or Cassia tree. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'Acacia clumps', 'a native standing' or 'place where wild goose- berry grows'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Originally Wayilwan Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992).
History:   Aboriginal stone fish traps were built in the river and can still be seen today. 'brewarrina' incorrectly said to mean 'fisheries'. (Apple- ton; 1992).
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