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25th May 2019
Reference:   6290
Placename:   Bligh
Designation:   County
Status:   Assigned 21st April 1967
LGA:   Upper Hunter
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 00 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 55 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 59 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 55 04
Topographic Map:   Blackville
1:100000 Map:   Blackville 8934
County:   Bligh
Description:   An administrative district in the Eastern and Central Division N.S.W.
Meaning:   Surname
Origin:   The county was named after William Bligh, Admiral. Governor of New South Wales 1805-1808. The first edition of the county map is dated 1861 and contains the following description of boundaries;- Bounded on the N by the Liverpool Range from Mt McArthur to the head of Coolaburragundy River; by the Coolaburragundy and Talbragar Rivers *
History:   William Bligh (1754-1817), Governor
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