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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
28th July 2014
Reference:   11528
Placename:   Casino
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 23rd July 2010
GNB File:   GNB3746
LGA:   Richmond Valley
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 51 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 03 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 50 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 03 04
Topographic Map:   Casino
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   North Casino
County:   Rous
Description:   A town on the Richmond River about 24 km W by S of Lismore Boundaries shown on map GNB3746-2.
Meaning:   Also: said to be link 'dogwood tree' and 'Djanangmum' old Aboriginal name for Casino but to interpret Italian word as 'dogwood tree' wrong. Also: 'boolangel or bylongil' for river oak, Aboriginal names for area (Richmond Tweed REg. Lib. & Richmond River Historical Society. 1983).
Origin:   Aboriginal. For: dogwood tree. (Science of Man). Original spelling Cassino after Monte Cassino in Southern Italy. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library & Richmond River Historical Society. 1983).
History:   Taken up by Clay and Stapleton and named by Clay 'Cassino' after town in Italy. When nearby village named Casino, station renamed Tomki its original Aboriginal name. (Royal Aust. Hist. Society Journal V.44 Pt.3
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