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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   7862
Placename:   Booyong
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 2nd June 1995
GNB File:   GNB3628,3744
LGA:   Byron
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 45 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 27 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 44 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 27 04
Topographic Map:   Dunoon
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   Teven
County:   Rous
Description:   A locality about 2.5 km SW of village of Nashua. Boundaries within Lismore LGA shown on map GNB3628. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3744
Meaning:   For: ironwood tree. (Anthropological Society of Australasia). Also: place where scrub timber named Booyong grew. (Anthropological Society of Australasia 1899)
Origin:   Aboriginal. Also:sscrub myrtle name not used in standard forrestry books, which give booyong, hickory, crowsfoot elm (Argyrodendron trifoliolatum). (Richmond Tweed Regional Library. 1984).
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