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25th March 2019
Reference:   13443
Placename:   Come By Chance
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 11th August 1995
GNB File:   GNB3817
LGA:   Walgett
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 28 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 28 04
Topographic Map:   Walgett
1:100000 Map:   Walgett 8537
Parish:   Cox
County:   Baradine
Description:   A village at the junction of Colless Warrambool and Baradine Creek about 13 km S of Five Mile Point. (spelling: Come By Chance). Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3817
Origin:   Name given by George and William Colless when, in 1862, they found to their surprise that they were able to purchase a sheep station in this district.
History:   Banjo Paterson wove the name into one of his ballads: But my languid mood forsook me when I found a name that took me; Quite by chance I came across it - 'Come by Chance' was what I read.....
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