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Notes on the Origins and Locations of Place Names

Hunter Valley



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Notes on the Origins and Locations of Place Names

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Liverpool Plains


Yaccaba - Called North head by Captain Cook - Port Stephens entrance (Yacabah on Dangar's Map [29]) Yacaabah Head on 1833 map

Yackerboon - Green grass (aboriginal meaning)

Yagaby - district of Liverpool Plains on the Gwydir river. John Hoskinson's station

Yagabi - in the district of Liverpool Plain on the Gwydir river. Eales station.

Yallambie - To dwell to stay (aboriginal meaning). Cessnock district

Yaminginba - Run belonging to Charles Fitzsimmons at Liverpool Plains

Yango - Cessnock district

Yankinkite - Manning River aboriginal name meaning having Reeds (Woodside)

Yarinebah Island - Port Stephens (1826)

Yarundi / Yarrandi - Grant to Stephen Coxen - Upper Hunter

Yarrabung - near Wallis Creek. George Turner's estate in 1840s - see Dangar's map for location [29]

Yarraconill - Estate on Hunter River, Parish Middlehope - - Dangar's map [29]

Yarragee Guest House - Anderson's Hill, Belmont

Yarra Hills - near Rosebrook, Hunter River - Dangar's map [29]

Yarramalong - Place of wild horses. (aboriginal name) Situated in Co. Northumberland near Jillibyjilliby creek. Estate of R. Hill in 1848

Yarraman - district of Liverpool Plains; station of R. Fitzgerald

Yarramanbah - Richard and George Yeomans run on the Liverpool Plains. Later part of the A.A. Co. land

Yarramanbah Creek - Liverpool Plains

Yellow Billy's Cave - Wollombi district

Yellow Rock - near Broke on Wollombi Brook

Yengo National Park - Lower Hunter 40km south of Cessnock

Yerangle - Run at Liverpool Plains belonging to Emanuel Hungerford junr.

Yererung - Henry Dangar's 1828 map. Earlier name for Eraring

Yimmang - Aboriginal name for the Paterson River

Yirannalai - Aboriginal name of a place near Newcastle on the sea beach beneath a high cliff - Threlkeld [21]

Young Wallsend
- Edgeworth

Yulgibar - William Ogilvie's run on the Clarence River

Yuroka - five miles below Warana on Liverpool Plains. [40]




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