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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
29th July 2014
Reference:   41518
Placename:   Narrabri
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 17th March 2006
GNB File:   GNB3792
LGA:   Narrabri
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 46 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 46 04
Topographic Map:   Narrabri
1:100000 Map:   Narrabri 8837
Parish:   Narrabri
County:   Nandewar
Description:   A town about 17 km NW by N of Turrawan Railway Station and about 13 km E by S of Kiandool Railway Station. Boundaries within the Narrabri Council area shown on map GNB3792.
Meaning:   Also: derived from Kamilaroi 'nhurraaybaraay' for 'snake place'. (Appleton; 1992). Also: big creek. (McCarthy. 1963). Also: 'two forks in the river' from John Griffiths, Nunearoo Aborigin- al Land Council. (Quirindi).
Origin:   NARRABRI - Aboriginal. Forks, Forked Sticks or possibly large creek. Other forms of the name are Nurraburai, Nurraburi, Nurruby the latter being the name of the station taken up by Patrick Quinn and Cyrus M. Doyle in 1863. (From Place Names of N.S.W. and their Origins & Meanings by A.W. Reed.
History:   NARRABRI - name of station of Messrs. Andrew Doyle and Patrick Quinn in 1834. P. 449. (Infor. from RAHS Journal Vol 48 Pt 6)
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