Contact usBookmark this pagePrint pageResize downResize up

Extract

If you have any information about this feature which does not appear on the extract below, please contact the Geographical Names Board's Secretariat with your comments and suggestions.

GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   2704
Placename:   Bargo
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 2nd April 1976
Previous Name:   West Bargo
LGA:   Wollondilly
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 18 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 35 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 17 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 35 04
Topographic Map:   Bargo
1:100000 Map:   Wollongong 9029
Parish:   Bargo
County:   Camden
Description:   A town about 3 km N by E of Yanderra and about 6 km SE of Buxton.
Meaning:   Aboriginal for: 'cripple'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Originally Barago - noted by Caley & Macquarie. Various meanings given but most favoured is that it means 'Place of Cliffs'. Similar places with the same meanings are Burraga, Burren Juck, Barrenjoey, Burrengong, Bookong. Information from Goulburn & District Historical Society RAHS Newsletter, January, 1969 P.7.
back to top