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19th February 2020
Reference:   16043
Placename:   Darling
Designation:   County
Status:   Assigned 11th November 1966
LGA:   Tamworth Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -30 35 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 45 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -30 34 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 45 04
Topographic Map:   Berrioye
1:100000 Map:   Boggabri 8936
County:   Darling
Description:   An administrative area extending from Tamworth in the South to Barraba in the North, and containing the towns of Somerton, Attunga and Manilla.
Origin:   Probably named after Governor Sir Ralph Darling (1775-1858), who arrived in Hobart in December, 1825, proclaimed the separation of Tasmania, appointed a lieutenant-governor and proceeded to Sydney. He was recalled in March, 1831. His period of office was very stormy, as he faced a changing political and social situation in the Colony.
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