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20th April 2019
Reference:   975
Placename:   Araluen
Designation:   Village
Status:   Assigned 13th July 2001
GNB File:   GNB3804,4780/147
LGA:   Palerang
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 39 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 49 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 38 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 49 04
Topographic Map:   Araluen
1:100000 Map:   Araluen 8826
Parish:   Araluen
County:   St Vincent
Description:   A village on Araluen Creek about 10 km SE of the village of Majors Creek.
Origin:   Aboriginal (native pronunciation Arr-ol-yin) signifying a place where water lilies abound - Nymphaea alba - the seeds of which were a favourite food of the aborigines.
History:   Kendall the poet wrote Araluen! home of dreams ...... and also named his daughter Araluen.
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