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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th December 2014
Reference:   62296
Placename:   Walla Walla
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 27th December 1996
GNB File:   GNB3657,3775
LGA:   Greater Hume
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 46 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   146 54 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 45 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   146 54 04
Topographic Map:   Howlong
1:100000 Map:   Walbundrie 8226
Parish:   Walla Walla
County:   Hume
Description:   A town about 12 km NE of the village of Burrumbuttock. Boundaries within the Hume Council area shown on map GNB3775. Boundaries within the Culcairn Council area shown on map GNB3657.
Meaning:   Is probably Wiradhuri in origin, but no meaning has been verified. (Appleton; 1992). Also: Posiibly from Wallawalla for rain. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   In 1868 a group of 56 Lutherans in 14 covered wagons ans two spring carts set out from the Barossa Valley in search of suitable land. Two months and 1000 km later they settled where the village now is.
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