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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   7019
Placename:   Bogan River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 18th October 1968
Previous Name:   New Years Creek
LGA:   Parkes
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 00 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 02 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 00 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 02 04
Topographic Map:   Parkes
1:100000 Map:   Parkes 8531
Parish:   Weridgery
County:   Kennedy
Description:   About 590 km in length, this river rises about 19 km NW of Parkes It flows in a NNW direction through Nyngan to enter the Darling River some 40 km upstream from Bourke.
Meaning:   The birthplace of a notable headsman of a local tribe.(A W Reed, Aboriginal Place Names, p.15). `Bogan` is also Irish Gaelic meaning `bog`. It might well be that an Aboriginal term similar to `bogan` was adapted to conform to the Irish word. (Cambridge Dict. Aust. Pl.)
Origin:   Aboriginal or possibly Irish Gaelic.
History:   Charles Sturt named the river `New Years Creek` on 1 January 1829, but this was soon displaced by `Bogan`. (Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places)
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