Many District Names of Aborigine Origin

31 January 1947 Molong Express and Western District Advertiser

The name Molong has nothing to do with a gent with a long moustache.

It is simply an aboriginal name meaning all rocks. 

A search through a book dealing with aborigine names revealed the meaning of a number of places in this district. 

Following is a list of some of the names:- 

Amaroo, a beautiful place.

Bangaroo, native bear. 

Belabula, strong river. 

Binalong, towards the high plane.

Binda, deep water. 

Broula, trickling water. 

Bumbaldry, noise made by native plunging into water. 

Burrangong, hunting grounds. 

Burraga, bitter swamp.

Burrowa, plain turkey. 

Burrenjuck, mountain with rugged top. 

Canobalas, two shoulders. Canowindra, a home. 

Carcoar, a frog. 

Cobar, red pigment.

Cootamundra, place below, low lying.   

Cowra, rocks. 

Demondrille, place of spear reeds. 

Dubbo, head covering. 

Erambie, cray-fish. 

Galong, swamp plains.  

Gilgandra, long waterhole.   

Guerie, white cockatoo, 

Gulargambone, place of galah parrots. 

Gundagai, sinews. 

Junee, speak to me. 

Koorawatha, pine trees.   

Mandurama, water holes. 

Marengo (Murringo), bush canoe. Molong, all rocks.

Murrumburrah, two canoe shaped water holes. 

Nargong, eight. Noonbinna, kangaroo. 

Thuddungra, water rushes down. 

Tumut, by the river. Wagga Wagga, many crows. 

Wallerawang, plenty of water.   

Yass (Yarris), waters.