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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
23rd July 2014
Reference:   65781
Placename:   Wollondilly River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 22nd March 1968
Previous Name:   Deerabublin River
LGA:   Wollondilly
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 14 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 13 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 15 04
Topographic Map:   Nattai
1:100000 Map:   Burragorang 8929
Parish:   Jooriland
County:   Westmoreland
Description:   A perennial stream rising about 7 km east of Crookwell it then flows generally south for approx. 25 km generally south east for approx. 14 km generally north east for approx. 46 km generally north for approx. 38 km generally east south east for approx. 13 km generally north east for approx. 16 km to where it flows into Lake Burragorang. It passes Pomeroy, Baw Baw, Goulburn and Towrang.
Meaning:   Also: said to be derived from 'wallandillii', an Aboriginal word for 'water trickling over rocks' but there is no linguistic evidence for this in Dharawal language of the region. (Appleton; 1992).
Origin:   Deerabublin River is said to be Aboriginal for Deep Waters. Name of river recorded by Charles tThrosby in 1819. (Appleton; 1992).
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