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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   13873
Placename:   Coolamon
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 20th May 1994
Previous Name:   Village of Coolamon
GNB File:   GNB3752
LGA:   Coolamon
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 50 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   147 12 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 49 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   147 12 04
Topographic Map:   Coolamon
1:100000 Map:   Coolamon 8328
Parish:   Kindra
County:   Bourke
Description:   A town about 35 km W by N of the town of Junee. Boundaries within the Coolamon Council Area shown on map GNB3752.
Meaning:   A Kamilaroi term meaning 'basin-like vessel'. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'a large bear'. (Science of Man). Also: 'gnarl or wooden container'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
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