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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
18th November 2018
Reference:   13970
Placename:   Cooma
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 12th July 1996
Previous Name:   Cooma, Town of R
GNB File:   GNB3753,3702,3705
LGA:   Cooma-Monaro
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 14 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 07 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 13 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 07 04
Topographic Map:   Cooma
1:100000 Map:   Cooma 8725
Parish:   Cooma
County:   Beresford
Description:   A town about 6 km S by W of Bunyan and 2 km SW of Tillabudgery Trig. Station. It is on the junction of the Monaro and Snowy Mountains Hwys, on the southern tablelands of NSW. Boundaries within the Snowy River Council area shown on map GNB3702. Boundaries within the Cooma-Monaro Council area shown on map GNB3753.
Meaning:   Aboriginal 'Coombah' for 'big lake' or 'open country'. (Info. from Down Lachlan Years Ago - Condobolin William A. Bayley). Also: 'lake', 'sandbank' or 'one'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Named because it formed part of a run under the name surveyed March, 1849, gazetted 11/12/1849.
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