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Name Girraween
Type Designation Locality
Place Id 2040
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 October 1997
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 31' S (Decimal degrees -12.5256)
Longitude: 131° 05' E (Decimal degrees 131.0964)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin This locality derives its name from Girraween Lagoon, a name given to a lagoon in Section 254, Hundred of Bagot, when in 1967 it was found to have been incorrectly shown as McMinn's Lagoon. The name "Girraween" is of Aboriginal origin and is derived from Australian Legendary Tales as meaning "the place of flowers". The locality is generally based on the Girraween Subdivision being developed by the Churcher Estate.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
29/10/1997 NTG43
09/09/2013 Revocation and renaming of Howard Springs and Girraween localities
11/09/2013 NTG G37 Revocation and renaming of Howard Springs and Girraween localities
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