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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
21st September 2014
Reference:   47997
Placename:   Quirindi
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 19th September 1997
GNB File:   GNB3799
LGA:   Liverpool Plains
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 30 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 41 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 29 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 41 04
Topographic Map:   Quirindi
1:100000 Map:   Tamworth 9035
Parish:   Coeypolly
County:   Buckland
Description:   A town of 3000 persons situated on the Sydney-Wallangarra railway about 40 miles from Tamworth south along this railway. Boundaries within the Quirindi Council area shown on map GNB3799.
Meaning:   Dead Tree on Mountain, (or dead wood). (The Australian Museum list by Thorpe). Also: where fish breed (Mrs M.J.Caine.RAHS Vol.8.Suppl.1).
Origin:   Aboriginal. For: dead tree on mountain top. (McCarthy. 1963). Also: Formerly Kamilaroi Aboriginal land and name is Kamilaroi in origin but of uncertain meaning. (Appleton. 1992).
History:   Establishment of township in 1856.
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