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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
21st April 2014
Reference:   38443
Placename:   Mittagong
Designation:   Village
Status:   Assigned 19th February 2010
GNB File:   GNB3728
LGA:   Wingecarribee
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 27 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 27 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 26 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 27 04
Topographic Map:   Mittagong
1:100000 Map:   Burragorang 8929
Parish:   Mittagong
County:   Camden
Description:   A village about 2 km East of Nattai and about 4 km NE by N of Bowral and about 1km S of Mount Alexandra. It is the gateway to the Southern Highlands, 110 km S of Sydney.
Meaning:   Also: Presumably Aboriginal in origin, but various, and often conflic- ting, meanings have been attributed to it. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'little mountain' or 'a companion'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   MITTAGONG Name means 'place of wild dogs' Range was called Marragan, Merrigang, Mettigang. (Infor from Goulburn & District Historical Society (RAHS Newsletter, January 1969 P. 7) RAHS Vol 1 P 158.
History:   Formerly Dharawal Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992).
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