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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
29th March 2020
Reference:   57126
Placename:   Taree
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 30th August 1996
GNB File:   GNB3806
LGA:   Greater Taree
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 55 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 27 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 54 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 27 04
Topographic Map:   Taree
1:100000 Map:   Wingham 9334
Parish:   Taree
County:   Macquarie
Description:   A town about 10 km ESE of Wingham and about 6 km NE of Tinonee. Boundaries within the Greater Taree Council area shown on map GNB3806.
Meaning:   Also: said to come from 'tarrebit' for 'fruit of the wild fig' (not verified). (Appleton; 1992). Also: wild fig fruit. (McCarthy. 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal. From: 'tareebin', the fruit of the fig tree which grew in profusion. (Oceania. Vol.XXXIV. No.4. p.288. June 1964).
History:   Formerly Birpai Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992).
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