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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
14th December 2018
Reference:   66628
Placename:   Wyangala Dam
Designation:   Dam
Status:   Assigned 23rd March 1978
LGA:   Boorowa
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 58 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 56 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 57 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 56 04
Topographic Map:   Cowra
1:100000 Map:   Cowra 8630
Parish:   Newham
County:   King
Description:   A dam on Lake Wyangala. It is about 2 km SE of Wyangala and 2 km N of Fullers Hill. It is situated on the Lachlan River 48 km upstream of Cowra, near the junction of the Lachlan and the Abercrombie Rivers.
Origin:   Aboriginal. Said to be a Wiradhuri word of unknown meaning. (Appleton; 1992).
History:   It was named after the Wyangala Station, one of the properties flooded by its waters when construction was completed in 1935. (Maj.Rur.Dams. of NSW., Dep. L&WC).
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