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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   36083
Placename:   Manilla River
Designation:   Stream
Status:   Assigned 11th November 1966
LGA:   Tamworth Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 31 42
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 26 10
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 31 36
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 26 14
Topographic Map:   Berrioye
1:100000 Map:   Boggabri 8936
Parish:   Borinde
County:   Darling
Description:   Rises about 32 km S.W of Barraba, and flows North, and then East, to the town of Barraba. It then flows in a southerly direction, West of the Barraba Manilla railway line, to its junction with the Namoi River at Manilla. Its total length is about 1.3 km.
Origin:   aboriginal words: manilla, maneela, muneela- meaning is 'winding river or 'round about'. Reference: J. Tyrrell, F.D. McCarthy, A. E. Martin.
History:   Manilla. 'A river of N.S.W., in the district of Liverpool Plains. McKind's house of accommodation is situated here, 50 miles from Tamworth'. (Wells. Gaz. p.251).
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