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25th March 2019
Reference:   16514
Placename:   Delegate
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 17th July 1972
Previous Name:   Delegete
GNB File:   GNB3741,908
LGA:   Bombala
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -37 03 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 56 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -37 02 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 56 04
Topographic Map:   Delegate
1:100000 Map:   Bendock 8623
Parish:   Hayden
County:   Wellesley
Description:   Town on the Monaro Highway and Delegate River about 6 km north of the NSW/VIC border, about 85 km W of Eden and about 30 km SW of Bombala.
Meaning:   Derived from Thawa term rendered variously as 'deligat', 'dilliget', and 'dillogat' and thought to mean 'high mountains'. (not verified). (Appleton; 1992).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
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