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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   13160
Placename:   Coleambally
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 31st July 2009
GNB File:   GNB3788
LGA:   Murrumbidgee
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 48 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   145 53 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 48 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   145 53 04
Topographic Map:   Coleambally
1:100000 Map:   Coleambally 8028
Parish:   Argoon
County:   Boyd
Description:   A town about 23 km NE by E of Black Ridge and about 10 km SW of Boona State Forest. Boundaries within the Jerilderie Council area shown on map GNB3766. Boundaries within the Murrumbidgee Council area shown on map GNB3788.
Meaning:   Aboriginal. Probably meaning a swift in flight. The spine-tailed swift is one of the most powerful fliers known, wheeling and sweeping at high speed in search of flying insects. (Reed, 1969).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   One of the newest towns in NSW, it came into beiing offically in 1968 with the establishment of the 95,000ha irrigation area, from which it takes its name (Discover Australia, 1990).
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