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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd August 2014
Reference:   70249
Placename:   Burning Mountain
Designation:   Hill
Status:   Assigned 23rd September 1981
Previous Names:   The Burning Mountain
Mount Wingen
LGA:   Upper Hunter
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 52 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 54 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 51 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 54 04
Topographic Map:   Murrurundi
1:100000 Map:   Murrurundi 9034
Parish:   Wingen
County:   Brisbane
Description:   A hill rising 183 metres from Kingdon Ponds. Located about 3km SW by S of Stony Knob and about 9km WSW of Koogah (trig station).
Origin:   A coal seam is burning beneath this hill giving rise to smoke from san dstone rocks on the surface. It is the common name for Mount Wingen, the Aboriginal name of which means fire.
History:   The mountain was discovered in 1828 (and again by T. L. Mitchell in 1831). (Reed, 1969).
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