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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
13th November 2018
Reference:   62613
Placename:   Wandsworth
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 28th February 1997
GNB File:   GNB3771,3654
LGA:   Guyra
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 04 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 31 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 03 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 31 04
Topographic Map:   Ben Lomond
1:100000 Map:   Guyra 9237
Parish:   Ollera
County:   Hardinge
Description:   A village about 5 km NNW of Ollera. Boundaries within the Inverell Council area shown on map GNB3654. Boundaries within Guyra Shire Gaz 25 Aug 1995 shown map GNB3771.
Origin:   so named after it's English counterpart in London. (Information from Papers on Australian Place Names - J.S.Ryan. p. 63)
History:   Originally the name of a squatting run in the Pastoral District of New England. In 1838 John and George Everett took up Ollera run in the same area and later with Francis Halhed, occupied Wandsworth Station.
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