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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th December 2018
Reference:   47868
Placename:   Queanbeyan
Designation:   City
Status:   Advertised 4th December 1997
LGA:   Queanbeyan
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 21 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 14 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 20 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 14 04
Topographic Map:   Canberra
1:100000 Map:   Canberra 8727
Parish:   Queanbeyan
County:   Murray
Description:   A city on the boundary between Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales, about 10 km east south east of Canberra at the junction of Queanbeyan River and Molonglo River.
Meaning:   Name taken from the river and said to mean 'clearwater' (not verified) (Appleton; 1992). Also: clear water. (McCarthy. 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal. Formerly Ngarigu land. (Appleton; 1992).
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