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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
24th April 2014
Reference:   67709
Placename:   Young
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 8th March 1996
Previous Name:   Lambing Flat
GNB File:   GNB3698
LGA:   Young
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 19 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 18 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 18 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 18 04
Topographic Map:   Young
1:100000 Map:   Young 8529
Parish:   Young
County:   Monteagle
Description:   Town about 50 km north east of Cootamundra and about 60 km south west of Cowra. Provisional boundaries in Harden Council not yet assigned. Boundaries within Shire of Young shown on map marked GNB3698
Origin:   The name honours Sir John Young, Governor of NSW 1861-7. (Appleton, 1992).
History:   Young stands on what was formerly Wiradhuri Aboriginal land. A town was established there after the discovery of gold in 1860.
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