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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th December 2018
Reference:   67338
Placename:   Yass
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 14th November 1975
GNB File:   GNB3823
LGA:   Yass Valley
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 50 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 55 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 50 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 55 04
Topographic Map:   Yass
1:100000 Map:   Yass 8628
Parish:   Hume
County:   Murray
Description:   A town about 1 km E by N of Laidlaw Trig. Station and about 1.5 km NNW of Douro Trig. Station.
Meaning:   Also: thought to be derived from 'yarh', an Aboriginal term for which no meaning can be reliably attributed to. (Appleton; 1992). Also: for 'waters'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   1st origin-said to be named after an Aborigines comments to Hume in 1821 'Yass boss, plains' 2nd Origin - said to be named after comments made by a Mr Angel to Hume in 1824. 'Yas, yas, plenty of clear country here'. 3rd origin-Yarrh or Yharr was the native name of the river that runs through the town (there is no 's' in the local dialect).
History:   Formerly Gundungura Abriginal land. (Appleton; 1992).
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