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19th February 2020
Reference:   43323
Placename:   Nyngan
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 8th May 1981
LGA:   Bogan
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -31 34 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   147 12 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -31 33 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   147 12 04
Topographic Map:   Nyngan
1:100000 Map:   Nyngan 8334
Parish:   Nyngan
County:   Oxley
Description:   A town about 39 km NNW of Callubri Trig. Station and about 10 km N of Darouble Dam.
Meaning:   For: mussel or crayfish. (History of Nyngan. Nyngan Observer. p.17 & 21). Also: mussel; crayfish; place of many streams. (McCarthy. 1963). Mitchell recorded the name NYINGAN as meaning 'long pond of water'. (Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Formerly Ngiyambaa Aboriginal land. (Appleton; 1992). Named by Major Mitchell 10/5/1835. (Info. from History of Nyngan. Nyn gan Observer).
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