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20th September 2019
Reference:   44261
Placename:   Orange
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 21st March 1975
Previous Names:   Blackmans Swamp Village Reserve
Village of Orange 18.11.1846
LGA:   Orange
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 17 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 06 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 16 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 06 04
Topographic Map:   Orange
1:100000 Map:   Orange 8731
Parish:   Orange
County:   Wellington
Description:   A city about 45 km WNW of the City of Bathurst.
Origin:   The name Orange was chosen by Surveyor General Thomas L Mitchell. Reportedly named after his association with Willem II of the Nether- lands (Prince of Orange) during the Peninsular Wars. Ref: Selkirk, H. "Early Details of the Discovery of the Locality of Orange and the Establishment of the Village", RAHS Journal, Vol 10, 1924, pp 227-230.
History:   Name Blackmans Swamp first used for village reserve on March 1829 survey plan. Orange first used 27.8.1846 survey plan and proclaimed NSW Govt Gazette 18.11.1846. Proclaimed a town NSW GG 20.3.1885.
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