Place Names Register Extract

Moyle River

Extract date: 11/05/2021

Name Moyle River
Type Designation Stream
Place Id 15905
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 58' S (Decimal degrees -13.976)
Longitude: 129° 44' E (Decimal degrees 129.7441)
Locality / Suburb  
  Nemarluk
  Thamarrurr
Local Government Area  
  Victoria-Daly Shire Council
History/Origin Named in the 1930s after a name given to an aboriginal tribal group which lived in the area.

The LANDS Pastoral index series 1/800 and 3/800 do not show any name for the River feature. The Daly River Aboriginal Reserve was declared over 3000 sq Miles in 1923, north of Bradshaw Station and a Catholic Mission established at Daly River and Port Keats in the mid 1930s.

Tindale in "Aboriginal Tribes of Australia", 1974 writes:-

"Maringar
..Moil (not a tribal name = "plain" or "plain country"), Moyle (name as given to river by Europeans)."

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
  (None Found)  

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