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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
31st October 2014
Reference:   61852
Placename:   Wagga Wagga
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 28th August 1970
Previous Names:   Town of North Wagga Wagga:
Town of South Wagga Wagga
GNB File:   GNB3814
LGA:   Wagga Wagga
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 07 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   147 22 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 06 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   147 22 04
Topographic Map:   Wagga Wagga
1:100000 Map:   Wagga Wagga 8327
Parish:   South Wagga Wagga
County:   Wynyard
Description:   City on the Murrumbidgee River about 70 km W of Gundagai.
Meaning:   'wagga wagga' is probably a Wiradhuri term for 'many crows'. It should be noted that 'waggan', for one type of crow and 'waggura', for another have been recorded. (Appleton; 1992). Also: reeling (a sick man or a dizzy man); to dance, slide or grind. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Formerly Wiradhuri land. (Appleton; 1992).
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