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20th April 2019
Reference:   22674
Placename:   Guyra
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 25th August 1995
Previous Name:   Village of Guyra
GNB File:   GNB3771
LGA:   Guyra
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 13 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 40 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 12 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 40 04
Topographic Map:   Guyra
1:100000 Map:   Guyra 9237
Parish:   Elderbury
County:   Hardinge
Description:   A town on the New England Highway about 11 km by road S of Llangothlin. The town lies on the watershed of the Great Dividing Range. Boundaries within Guyra Shire Gaz 25 Aug 1995 shown map GNB3771.
Meaning:   For: 'fishing place' or 'white cockatoo'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Property name of Charles Marsh. P 33. (Infor. from The Beardies Heritage - E.C. Sommerlad) Aboriginal.
History:   Originally called Hillgo'el or Illgoel an Aboriginal word of the Yukambal meaning a 'swamp'. (Atchison, 1976).
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