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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
26th October 2014
Reference:   24815
Placename:   Inverell
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 28th February 1997
Previous Name:   Town of Inverell
GNB File:   GNB3654
LGA:   Inverell
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -29 47 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 07 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -29 46 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 07 04
Topographic Map:   Inverell
1:100000 Map:   Inverell 9138
Parish:   Inverell
County:   Gough
Description:   A town known as the 'Sapphire City', 69 km W of Glen Innes, 8 km N of Gilgai and about 6 km NNE of Leviathan. Boundaries within the Inverell Council area shown on map GNB3654.
Meaning:   The word is derived from the Gaelic and means meeting of the swans. (Reed, 1969).
Origin:   INVERELL Named after Alexander Campbell's Station Inverell which he settled in 1836. Named said to be of Gaelic Origin 'Inver' meeting place 'Ell' a swan. Town first called - Byron (Gov. Gaz. 8.6. 1858) Possibly after Lord Byron the Poet whose poems were Popular at that time. Native name of locality said to be Gree Gree.
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