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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
21st April 2014
Reference:   58873
Placename:   Tibooburra
Designation:   Village
Status:   Assigned 15th September 1978
LGA:   Unincorporated
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -29 25 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   142 02 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -29 24 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   142 02 04
Topographic Map:   Tibooburra
1:100000 Map:   Tibooburra 7339
County:   Tongowoko
Description:   A village about 180 km NW by N of White Cliffs.
Meaning:   Said to be derived from an Aboriginal term for 'heap of boulders' (not verified). (Appleton; 1992). Also: heap of granite rocks. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Reference to the original naming of Tibooburra appears in the Argus newspaper 2.9.1881 p5. "A report received by the Dept of Mines ... states that the gold-field at that locality is fairly progressing.... intended to have a town called Tibooburra laid out at Granite rush"
History:   Probably Wangumara Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992).
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