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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th October 2018
Reference:   63656
Placename:   Wauchope
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 16th April 1993
GNB File:   GNB3772
LGA:   Hastings
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 28 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 44 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 27 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 44 04
Topographic Map:   Wauchope
1:100000 Map:   Kempsey 9435
Parish:   Koree
County:   Macquarie
Description:   A town about 7 km E of Huntingdon and about 8 km S by W of Pembrooke. Boundaries within the Hastings Council area shown on map GNB3772.
Origin:   Owner of a run in the district (Information from The Beardies Heritage - E.C. Sommerlad. P. 32) It is said that Wauchope was named after Captain Wauch or Wauche, who came to NSW in 1836 and was given a grant of land which he named Wauchhope, to express future hopes of prosperity. (Reed, 1969).
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