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19th February 2020
Reference:   2704
Placename:   Bargo
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 2nd April 1976
Previous Name:   West Bargo
LGA:   Wollondilly
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 18 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 35 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 17 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 35 04
Topographic Map:   Bargo
1:100000 Map:   Wollongong 9029
Parish:   Bargo
County:   Camden
Description:   A town about 3 km N by E of Yanderra and about 6 km SE of Buxton.
Meaning:   Aboriginal for: 'cripple'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Originally Barago - noted by Caley & Macquarie. Various meanings given but most favoured is that it means 'Place of Cliffs'. Similar places with the same meanings are Burraga, Burren Juck, Barrenjoey, Burrengong, Bookong. Information from Goulburn & District Historical Society RAHS Newsletter, January, 1969 P.7.
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