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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   66743
Placename:   Wyrallah
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 2nd June 1995
GNB File:   GNB3628
LGA:   Lismore
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 53 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 18 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 52 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 18 04
Topographic Map:   Lismore
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   East Gundurimba
County:   Rous
Description:   A town about 9 km S by E of Lismore on the North Arm Richmond River. Boundaries within the Lismore Council area shown on map GNB3628.
Meaning:   Also: 'Wi-e-rie' for left-handed, as tribe of left-handed Aborigines lived there (incorrect as 'waram' means left-handed); Also: a small animal or fish; Also: 'Wyra' for hungry; Also: Yerella' for cold and hungry. (Richmond Tweed Reg. Lib. & Richmond River Hist Soc. 1983).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Older name for area 'Charabyrion' meaning: 'chara'(djaru) for rock, and 'byrion' for cleft or divided. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library & Richmond River Historical Society. 1983).
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