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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   7275
Placename:   Bombala
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 28th April 1972
LGA:   Bombala
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 55 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 14 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 54 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 14 04
Topographic Map:   Bombala
1:100000 Map:   Bombala 8724
Parish:   Bombala
County:   Wellesley
Description:   A town on the Bombala River and Monaro Highway about 60km WSW of Bega and about 90 km S of Cooma.
Meaning:   Aboriginal: meeting of the waters. (Reed 1967) Also: said to have come from an Aboriginal term for 'meeting of waters' but no linguistic evidence for this. (Appleton,1992).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Bombala was established in 1851.
History:   Originally Ngarigo Aboriginal land. (Appleton,1992).
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