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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
20th April 2014
Reference:   14723
Placename:   Cowra
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 26th May 1978
Previous Name:   Town of Cowra
LGA:   Cowra
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 49 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 41 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 48 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 41 04
Topographic Map:   Cowra
1:100000 Map:   Cowra 8630
Parish:   Cowra
County:   Bathurst
Description:   A town on the Lachlan River which lies about 6 km WSW of Holmwood and 4 km WNW of Mount Fulton.
Meaning:   Aboriginal for: rocks. (ASA) However: no recorded words meaning 'rocks' or 'stone' corresponding in Wiradhuri Aboriginal language of area. (Appleton 1992)
Origin:   Aboriginal.
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