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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   22049
Placename:   Griffith
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 29th March 1996
GNB File:   GNB3824
LGA:   Griffith
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 17 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   146 02 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 16 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   146 02 04
Topographic Map:   Griffith
1:100000 Map:   Griffith 8129
Parish:   Jondaryan
County:   Cooper
Description:   The largest town in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area about 81 km NW of Narrandera. It was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, the American architect who designed Canberra. Boundaries within Griffith Council area shown on map GNB3824.
Origin:   The town was named after Arthur Griffith, the Minister of Public Works who in 1912, opened the Burrinjuck Dam, one of the major sources of irrigation water for the area. (Kennedy `Australian Place Names` 1992)
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