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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th October 2018
Reference:   22417
Placename:   Gundagai
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 28th August 1970
LGA:   Gundagai
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 04 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 06 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 03 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 06 04
Topographic Map:   Gundagai
1:100000 Map:   Tumut 8527
Parish:   North Gundagai
County:   Clarendon
Description:   A town on north side of Murrumbidgee River about 30 km NNW of Tumut and 398 km WSW of Sydney.
Meaning:   Derived from Aboriginal 'Gundabandoobingee' for cut (in the sinews) at the back of the knee with a tomahawk', or 'going upstream' or 'poor crows'. (From Gundagai - Its History, Verse & Song; P.5). Also: 'going upstream' or 'sinews'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   GUNDAGAI: Name of station owned by Ben Warby, 1826. Gazetted 10th October, 1838. Aboriginal.
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