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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
30th September 2014
Reference:   8692
Placename:   Braidwood
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 13th July 2001
GNB File:   GNB3804
LGA:   Palerang
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 27 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 48 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 26 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 48 04
Topographic Map:   Braidwood
1:100000 Map:   Braidwood 8827
Parish:   Braidwood
County:   St Vincent
Description:   A town situated about 2.5 km ENE of Mount Gillamatong and about 63 km ESE of Canberra and 84 km S of Goulburn.
Origin:   Thomas Braidwood Wilson (1792-1843) was a surgeon in the Royal Navy who undertook many voyages to Australia. He was granted land in Van Diemens Land as reward for exploration and discoveries in what is now Western Australia. In 1826 he transferred this to New South Wales Braidwood is located on the site of his grant. (ADB 2;612)
History:   Originally Dhurga Aboriginal land (Appleton 1992) Has been declared a historic village by the National Trust.
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