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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
31st October 2014
Reference:   7812
Placename:   Boorowa
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 12th May 1995
Previous Name:   Burrowa
GNB File:   GNB3693
LGA:   Boorowa
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 26 29
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 43 09
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 26 23
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 43 13
Topographic Map:   Boorowa
1:100000 Map:   Boorowa 8629
Parish:   Boorowa
County:   King
Description:   A town on Boorowa River about 38 km ESE of Young. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3693
Meaning:   Probably derived from Wiradhuri name for kangaroo.(Appleton,1992). Also: for 'fish hawks'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Originally Wiradhuri or Ngunawal Aboriginal land.(Appleton,1992).
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