Contact usBookmark this pagePrint pageResize downResize up

Extract

If you have any information about this feature which does not appear on the extract below, please contact the Geographical Names Board's Secretariat with your comments and suggestions.

GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
1st November 2014
Reference:   78243
Placename:   Jerilderie
Designation:   Town
Status:   Recorded 23rd March 1993
LGA:   Jerilderie
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 21 40
Approx. AGD66 Long:   145 44 40
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 21 34
Approx. GDA94 Long:   145 44 44
Topographic Map:   Jerilderie
1:100000 Map:   Jerilderie 8027
Parish:   Jerilderie South
County:   Urana
Description:   A town on the southern bank of Billabong Creek about 26 km north of Berrigan and 35km south south east of Urana.
Meaning:   Comes from Wiradhuri 'djirriildhuray' for 'with reeds'. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'reedy place'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   This town on the Newell Hwy was held by the Kelly gang for two days in 1879 when they captured the police station, cut the telegraph wires and robbed the bank. (A-Z of Aust. Towns & Cities).
back to top