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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
12th December 2018
Reference:   36080
Placename:   Manilla
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 30th December 1966
LGA:   Tamworth Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 45 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 43 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 44 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 43 04
Topographic Map:   Manilla
1:100000 Map:   Manilla 9036
Parish:   Manilla
County:   Darling
Description:   A large town at the confluence of the Namoi and Manilla Rivers. Activities almost completely rural. Population 1914 (1961 census).
Meaning:   From: 'manilla', 'muneela' and 'maneela' for 'winding river' or 'round about'. ((J. Tyrrell; A.E. Martin). Also: from 'munila' for 'winding river'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   'a river of N.S.W., in the district of Liverpool Plains. McKid's house of accommodation is situated here 50 miles from Tamworth'. (Wells.Gaz .p.251).
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