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19th February 2020
Reference:   30744
Placename:   Kiandra
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 10th August 2018
GNB File:   GNB3702 & 5886
LGA:   Snowy Monaro Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 52 50
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 29 35
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 52 44
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 29 39
Topographic Map:   Ravine
1:100000 Map:   Yarrangobilly 8526
Parish:   Kiandra
County:   Wallace
Description:   A locality within Snowy Monaro Regional LGA. The locality is part of the Kosciuszko National Park as shown on map GNB5886-1. The site of a gold rush in 1860. Mining operations had ceased by 1903. Snowy Saga Snowy River Shire, 2nd ed 1960.
Meaning:   Corruption of Aboriginal 'Gianderra' for 'sharp stones for knives'. (From Snowy Saga; P.10). Also: 'sharp stones used for knives'. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   KIANDAR early name Gibson's Plains; named after a Dr Gibson a settler in the district in 1839. Infor. from (i) Back to Cooma Celebrations; P.37.
History:   In Bailliere's 1866 Gazetteer, see under Gianderra. Designation amended to RURAL PLACE in 1997 when the locality boundary of Kosciuszko National Park was created.
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