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19th January 2020
Reference:   58921
Placename:   Tilba Tilba
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 19th July 1996
GNB File:   GNB3762
LGA:   Eurobodalla
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 20 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 04 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 19 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 04 04
Topographic Map:   Central Tilba
1:100000 Map:   Narooma 8925
Parish:   Narooma
County:   Dampier
Description:   A village about 2 km SSW of Central Tilba. Boundaries within the Eurobodalla Council area shown on map GNB3762.
Meaning:   Said to be a Thawa Aboriginal term for 'many waters' (not verified). (Appleton; 1992). Also: many waters. (McCarthy; 1963). (Reed, A.W., "Aboriginal Place Names" Reed New Holland 1967) (Letter, Harry Bate, 23-Feb-2013)
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   (Tyrell, J. "Australian Aboriginal Place Names" published by Simmons Ltd, 1933). (McCarthy, F.D., "New South Wales Aboriginal Place Names and Euphonious Words, with their Meanings", Australian Museums 1971)
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