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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
23rd October 2014
Reference:   69315
Placename:   Dubbo
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 28th May 1976
Previous Name:   Town of Dubbo
GNB File:   GNB3695
LGA:   Dubbo
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 15 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 36 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 15 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 36 04
Topographic Map:   Mogriguy
1:100000 Map:   Dubbo 8633
Parish:   Dubbo
County:   Gordon
Description:   A city about 15 km WSW of Beni and about 8 km S by W of Brocklehurst.
Meaning:   Also: a Wiradhuri Aboriginal term for 'cap' or 'head covering'. Refers to red clay cap worn by Wiradhuri women when in mourning. (Appleton; 1992). Also: from 'Tubbo' for 'eagle-skin head covering', 'netted for- ehead band', 'red ochre'or 'gypsum'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   DUBBO - named by Robert Venour Dulhunty, in 1833, Aboriginal word meaning 'red earth'; may be after Aboriginal servant; also roof of homestead resembled ceremonial headgear-native word - Thubbo or Dubbo. P. 38. (Infor. from Dubbo - 100 years of Local Government)
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