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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
18th November 2018
Reference:   70513
Placename:   Burrendong Dam
Designation:   Dam
Status:   Assigned 2nd June 1978
LGA:   Wellington
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 40 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 06 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 39 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 06 04
Topographic Map:   Burrendong
1:100000 Map:   Euchareena 8732
Parish:   Galwadgere
County:   Wellington
Description:   A dam located on the Macquarie River just below its junction with the Cudgegong 30 km upstream of Wellington and about 8 km from Mumbil, which retains the waters of Lake Burrendong.
Meaning:   Burrendong = Koala (Endacott 1955)
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   The dam was proposed immediately after WWII as a means of improving water supplies and boosting agricultural production. Construction commenced in 1946 and was completed in 1967. (Maj.Rur.Dams., L&WC).
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