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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   63070
Placename:   Mount Warrawolong
Designation:   Mountain
Status:   Assigned 2nd January 1976
Previous Name:   Warrawallug
LGA:   Cessnock
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 02 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 01 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 15 04
Topographic Map:   Morisset
1:100000 Map:   Gosford 9131
Parish:   Congewai
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A mountain rising about 500 metres from Watagan Creek and situated about 13 km west of Martinsville.
Meaning:   human head
Origin:   Aboriginal: Derived from Wallug, the human head. (Lancelot E Threlkeld, 1834 - An Australian grammar ... as spoken by the Aborigines, in the vicinity of Hunter's River, Lake Macquarie, &c. New South Wales. (In Andrews, A E J, Major Mitchell's Map 1834) )
History:   This was one of Major Mitchell's key peaks from which angles were taken for the survey of NSW.
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