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21st May 2019
Reference:   40118
Placename:   Mudgee
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 18th September 1992
Previous Name:   Town of Mudgee
GNB File:   GNB3785, 5019
LGA:   Mid-Western Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 36 51
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 35 10
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 36 45
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 35 14
Topographic Map:   Mudgee
1:100000 Map:   Mudgee 8832
Parish:   Mudgee
County:   Wellington
Description:   A town located about 3 km N of Redbank and about 6 km SW of Mount Mount Frome (locality). It is the centre of a productive agricultural on the Cudgegong River. Boundaries within the Mudgee Council area shown on map marked GNB3785.
Meaning:   Also: Said to be an Aboriginal term for 'nest in hills', 'contented' or 'sitting'. None of these meanings have been verified. (Appleton; 1992). Also: 'nest'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   MUDGEE 'The Aboriginal name of 'Mudgee' is not given to any extent of country on the Cugee-gang, as has been understood and applied but simply to a small appletree flat on which no person has a station, but where the natives occassionly assemble and camp' Journal of Alan Cunningham 10th September 1823. Page 340 Vo. 8 Royal Australian Histor
History:   Formerly Wiradhuri land. (Appleton; 1992).
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