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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th October 2017
Reference:   73699
Placename:   Corowa
Designation:   Parish
Status:   Assigned 7th September 1973
GNB File:   GNB3828
LGA:   Corowa
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 57 50
Approx. AGD66 Long:   146 21 40
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 57 44
Approx. GDA94 Long:   146 21 44
Topographic Map:   Lowesdale
1:100000 Map:   Buraja 8126
Parish:   Corowa
County:   Hume
Description:   A lands administrative division.
Origin:   Aboriginal. Corowa or Currawa is the curra pine which yielded gum used by Aborigines to fasten the heads of spears to the shafts. Another translation is rocky river. A W Reed: Placenames of NSW; their names and meanings 1969
History:   Early river port. Gazetted as the town of CAROWA on 4 February 1859. A meeting held at Corowa in 1893 is regarded to have been the catalyst for the merging of the colonies (federation).
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