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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
24th October 2018
Reference:   23556
Placename:   Henty
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 26th September 2008
Previous Names:   Village of Henty
Doodle Cooma
GNB File:   GNB3657
LGA:   Greater Hume
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 31 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   147 02 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 30 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   147 02 04
Topographic Map:   Henty
1:100000 Map:   Holbrook 8326
Parish:   Henty
County:   Hume
Description:   A town located about 10 km W of Cookarbine Hill and about 3 km WNW of Wongamere Swamp. It is almost midway between Albury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga. Boundaries within the Lockhart Council area shown on map GNB3780. Boundaries within the Greater Hume Council area shown on map GNB3775.
Origin:   Named after Henry Henty, an early landholder (Appleton 1992)
History:   Henty was the birthplace of Headlie Shipard Taylor 1883-1957, one of the most prolific inventors of farm machinery who ever lived. Post Office changed name to Henty from Doodle Cooma in Dec. 1886.
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