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19th February 2020
Reference:   70125
Placename:   Bunyan
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 12th July 1996
Previous Name:   Village of Bunyan
GNB File:   GNB3753
LGA:   Cooma-Monaro
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 10 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 09 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 09 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 09 04
Topographic Map:   Cooma
1:100000 Map:   Cooma 8725
Parish:   Bunyan
County:   Beresford
Description:   A locality about 6 km NNE of Cooma and 4 km S by W of Harnet trig station. Boundaries within the Cooma-Monaro Council area shown on map GNB3753.
Meaning:   Aboriginal 'Boonyan' for 'pigeons resting place'. Early name Reid's Flats after D. Reid, an early settler in 1830's. Name changed 1858. (Back to Cooma Celebration; P.23). Also: 'place of pigeons'. (McCarth- y; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
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