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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
18th November 2018
Reference:   21413
Placename:   Gowrie
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 26th August 2005
GNB File:   GNB3805, 5205
LGA:   Tamworth Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 51 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 51 04
Topographic Map:   Goonoo Goonoo
1:100000 Map:   Tamworth 9035
Parish:   Goonoo Goonoo
County:   Parry
Description:   Locality situated 1.6 km to west of New England Highway about 29 km south from Tamworth. Boundaries in Liverpool Plains Council shown on map marked GNB5205 Boundaries in Tamworth Regional Council shown on map marked GNB3805
Meaning:   A name of Scottish origin reported to have been bestowed after a place in Northern Ireland. Also from Aboriginal 'Gauri' for 'down of the eagle-hawk'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Mr. H.E. Whitten acquired a grazing property here about 1870-71 and named it 'Gowrie'. GOWIE - So named after it's Scottish counterpart in Perthshire P. 60. (Infor. from on Australian Place Names, J.S. Ryan)
History:   The following record was supplied by the Quirindi District Historical Society:-(D.Durrant.) From 'Northern Daily Leader', Tamworth, 18-3- 1908. 'Wedding Anniversary of Mrs H.E. Whitten. 'Henry Whitten bought
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