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29th May 2020
Reference:   25301
Placename:   Jenolan Caves
Designation:   Cave
Status:   Assigned 24th May 1968
Previous Names:   Fish River Caves
GNB File:   GNB142
LGA:   Oberon
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 49 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 01 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 48 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 01 04
Topographic Map:   Jenolan
1:100000 Map:   Katoomba 8930
Parish:   Jenolan
County:   Westmoreland
Description:   Extensive Limestone Caves on the Jenolan River where it goes underground for about 0.4 km. They are about 20 km south east of Oberon.
Meaning:   1 Said to be an Aboriginal term for 'high place'. (not verified). (Appleton; 1992).
Origin:   1. Aboriginal. 2. When the caves were first discovered, the name "J E Nolan" was found smoked by a candle on the roof of a cave. Mr Nolan had been sought by police for questioning about horse stealing. (Source: C O Wilkinson, Sunny Corner. Western Advocate 12.3.03)
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