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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   47233
Placename:   Pottinger
Designation:   County
Status:   Assigned 11th November 1966
LGA:   Narrabri
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 10 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 09 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 00 04
1:100000 Map:   Boggabri 8936
County:   Pottinger
Description:   Administrative Division in Cantral Division of New South Wales. Contains the towns of Breeza, Curlewis, Gunnedah, Boggabri, Mullaley, Tambar Springs, Premer, Bundella and Spring Ridge.
Meaning:   A surname.
Origin:   POTTINGER (COUNTY) 1526965 acres 1866 Bailliere's) 1658880 acres 1892 (Hanson) General Surveyor Thomas Mitchell authorised erection of county in 1850. Named after Sir Henry Pottinger, first Baronet (1789-1856) Soldier & Diplomatist) ref: J.F. Atchinson, paper called 'The Counties
History:   Official record of naming of the county not found. So far as can be ascertained this County was not proclaimed and gazetted. It appears to have been named in honour of Sir Frederick
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