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19th February 2020
Reference:   57263
Placename:   Tathra
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 29th January 1999
GNB File:   GNB3735
LGA:   Bega Valley
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 44 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 59 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 43 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 59 04
Topographic Map:   Bega
1:100000 Map:   Bega 8824
Parish:   Wallagoot
County:   Auckland
Description:   A town about 2.5 km NE of Evens Hill. Centrally located on the south coast, 18 km SE of Bega and midway between Merimbula and Bermagui. Boundaries within Bega Valley Council area shown on map GNB3735.
Meaning:   For: wild cat. (Anthropological Society of Australasia. 1899). Also: originally spelt 'Tarthra' said to come from Aboriginal term for wild cats or beautiful country, (not verified). (Appleton. 19920. Also: (Tatiara) for beautiful country; Also: place of wild cats. (McCarthy).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
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