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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th October 2018
Reference:   41339
Placename:   Nandewar
Designation:   County
Status:   Assigned 11th November 1966
LGA:   Narrabri
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 15 04
Topographic Map:   Berrioye
1:100000 Map:   Boggabri 8936
County:   Nandewar
Description:   Administrative area in Central Division of New South Wales. The towns of Narrabri, Boggabri, Gunnedah and Carroll are within its boundaries.
Meaning:   Is not known to M.J.D.
Origin:   The county was named after the range of mountains called Nandewar by the natives - more likely Nundawar. 'H ardwick (or Nundawar); a range of mountains, situated in the district of Liverpool Plains, N.S.W., named by Mr. Oxley after the Earl of Hardwick. The highest elevations are Mount Apsley and Mount Shirley' - Well's Gaz. 1848. p.196.
History:   The range, first seen from a high summit of Arbuthnot's Range (Warrum- bungle Mountains), was the objective of John Oxley, George Evans and their companions in 1818. Oxley named the distant heights Hardwick's R
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