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25th May 2019
Reference:   5168
Placename:   Bodalla
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 19th July 1996
GNB File:   GNB3762
LGA:   Eurobodalla
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 05 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 05 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 05 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 05 04
Topographic Map:   Bodalla
1:100000 Map:   Narooma 8925
Parish:   Bodalla
County:   Dampier
Description:   A town on the Princes Hwy about 8 km WSW of Tuross Head township and about 16km NNW of Narooma. Boundaries within the Eurobodalla Council area shown on map GNB3762. "To toss a child up or down", "several waters", "you run hard", "haven for boats" (Reed, A.W., Aboriginal Place Names", Reed New Holland, 1967)
Meaning:   Also: 'tossing a child up in the arms'; 'haven for boats'; 'several waters'. (McCarthy F.D., "New South Wales Aboriginal Place Names and Euphonious Words, with their meanings", Australian Museum 1971) (Letter from Harry Bate 23-Feb-2013)
Origin:   Aboriginal: several meanings have been put forward, including Boat Alley. "Several Waters" (Tyrell J., "Australian Aboriginal Place Names" Simmons Ltd. 1933
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