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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
17th September 2014
Reference:   39471
Placename:   Moruya
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 19th July 1996
GNB File:   GNB3762
LGA:   Eurobodalla
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 55 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 05 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 54 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 05 04
Topographic Map:   Moruya
1:100000 Map:   Batemans Bay 8926
Parish:   Moruya
County:   Dampier
Description:   A town on the Moruya River about 7 km from its mouth 322 km S of Sydney. Boundaries within the Eurobodalla Council area shown on map GNB3762.
Meaning:   Presumably Aboriginal in origin, 'where black swans meet' and 'place down south' aren't probable and not verifiable. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'Water-ford'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Formerly Dhurga land. (Appleton; 1992).
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