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25th May 2019
Reference:   19089
Placename:   Forbes
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 23rd March 1979
Previous Names:   Black Ridge
Town of Forbes
GNB File:   GNB3700
LGA:   Forbes
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 23 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 22 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 00 04
Topographic Map:   Forbes
1:100000 Map:   Parkes 8531
Parish:   Forbes
County:   Ashburnham
Description:   A town about 2km NW of Wongajong and about 4 km SSW of Calarie. It is 386 km W of Sydney on the Lachlan River.
Origin:   Thought to be named after Sir Francis Forbes- first Chief Justice of N.S.W. It was so named in December, 1861 proclaimed 1870. Infor. from 1. Forbes - N.S.W. P.8. 2. The First 100 Years of Forbes - C.D. Rath P. 7-8. 3. Forbes - In The Heart of the Lachlan Valley P.3.
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