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20th April 2019
Reference:   13540
Placename:   Condobolin
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 1st June 1979
Previous Name:   Town of Condobolin
GNB File:   GNB3779
LGA:   Lachlan
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 04 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   147 09 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 03 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   147 09 04
Topographic Map:   Condobolin
1:100000 Map:   Condobolin 8331
Parish:   Condobolin
County:   Cunningham
Description:   A town about 6 km W by S of Condobolin Aerodrome.
Meaning:   Aboriginal for hop bush - a species of Dodonaea. Also: said to be a Wiradhuri term for 'hop bush'. (Not verified). (Appleton; 1992).
Origin:   Named by William Lee in 1848, gazetted Dec 2nd 1859. Meaning varies - 'hop bush' or 'hop brush'; 'a shallow crossing P. 28-29. (Information from Down the Lachlan Years Ago-Condoblin. William A. Bayley)
History:   Two pastoral runs in this district that bore this name, owned respectively by Benjamin Boyd and William Lee.
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