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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   57260
Placename:   Tatham
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 23rd July 2010
GNB File:   GNB3628
LGA:   Lismore
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -28 56 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   153 10 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -28 55 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   153 10 04
Topographic Map:   Casino
1:100000 Map:   Lismore 9540
Parish:   Woram
County:   Richmond
Description:   A village on the Richmond River about 5 km SE of Greenridge. Boundaries in Richmond Valley shown on map GNB3746-2 Boundaries within the Lismore Council area shown on map GNB3628.
Meaning:   Also: from Yugambeh and Minyangbal ja:jam for 'child' and Gidhabal ja:dam for child (to puberty). (M.Sharpe). Also: 'young children'. (J.S.Ryan;1963;p.42).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Derived from Bundjalung 'djahdjam' for child. Tatham was a baby increase (or fertility site) where women went to a lagoon that had a tree with an interesting bulge in the trunk. (Richmond Tweed Regional Library & Richmond Historical Society. 1983).
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