Argyle County

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Argyle
New South Wales
Argyle NSW.PNG
Location of Argyle
Lands administrative divisions around Argyle:
Georgiana Westmoreland Camden
King Argyle St Vincent
Murray Murray St Vincent
1840s map of the County of Argyle

Argyle County was one of the original Nineteen Counties in New South Wales and is now one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It includes the area around Goulburn. It is bounded by Lake George in the south-west, the Shoalhaven River in the east, and the Wollondilly River in the north-east.

Argyle County was named by Governor Macquarie after his native county in Scotland.[1] He named it while inspecting the area in 1820.[2]

In 1829 the Act for Instituting and regulating Courts of General and Quarter Sessions in New South Wales established courts in the county at Cookbundoon, Goulburn Plains and Inverary.[3] James Byrne was Assistant Surveyor for the County in 1832.[4] In 1835 Argyle had a magistrate and police force.[5]

In 1852 it had an area of 1,248,600 acres (5,053 km2) and population of 5,565.[6] It was also described as having productive land and inexhaustible water.

In 1857, Charles Cowper was a major landowner in the area, and held 19,720 acres (79.8 km2) in the county.[7] The Electoral district of Argyle was the former state electoral district for the area between 1856 and 1904. The 1911 Britannica mentions Goulburn as being in the county.[8]

The Greater Argyle Council was formed in 2004 after a proposal[9] to make a new local government area to focus on the County of Argyle, formed from an amalgamation of the former City of Goulburn and parts of Mulwaree Shire. It was renamed the Goulburn Mulwaree Council in October 2004.[10]

Parishes within this county[edit]

A full list of parishes found within this county; their current LGA and mapping coordinates to the approximate centre of each location is as follows:

Parish LGA Coordinates
Bannaby Upper Lachlan (34°23′54″S 149°59′04″E / 34.39833°S 149.98444°E / -34.39833; 149.98444 (Bannaby Parish))
Baw Baw Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°42′54″S 149°38′04″E / 34.71500°S 149.63444°E / -34.71500; 149.63444 (Baw Baw Parish))
Billyrambija Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°40′54″S 149°56′04″E / 34.68167°S 149.93444°E / -34.68167; 149.93444 (Billyrambija Parish))
Boro Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°07′54″S 149°45′04″E / 35.13167°S 149.75111°E / -35.13167; 149.75111 (Boro Parish))
Bourke Upper Lachlan (34°21′54″S 150°02′04″E / 34.36500°S 150.03444°E / -34.36500; 150.03444 (Bourke Parish))
Breadalbane Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°47′04″S 149°30′03″E / 34.78444°S 149.50083°E / -34.78444; 149.50083 (Breadalbane Parish))
Bungonia Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°52′54″S 149°55′04″E / 34.88167°S 149.91778°E / -34.88167; 149.91778 (Bungonia Parish))
Collector Upper Lachlan (34°54′54″S 149°25′04″E / 34.91500°S 149.41778°E / -34.91500; 149.41778 (Collector Parish))
Cookbundoon Upper Lachlan (34°33′54″S 149°56′04″E / 34.56500°S 149.93444°E / -34.56500; 149.93444 (Cookbundoon Parish))
Covan Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°59′54″S 149°37′04″E / 34.99833°S 149.61778°E / -34.99833; 149.61778 (Covan Parish))
Cullulla Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°03′54″S 149°51′04″E / 35.06500°S 149.85111°E / -35.06500; 149.85111 (Cullulla Parish))
Currawang Palerang (34°59′54″S 149°30′04″E / 34.99833°S 149.50111°E / -34.99833; 149.50111 (Currawang Parish))
Eden Forest Upper Lachlan (34°33′54″S 150°00′04″E / 34.56500°S 150.00111°E / -34.56500; 150.00111 (Eden Forest Parish))
Goulburn Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°45′54″S 149°42′04″E / 34.76500°S 149.70111°E / -34.76500; 149.70111 (Goulburn Parish))
Guineacor Upper Lachlan (34°23′20″S 149°47′19″E / 34.38889°S 149.78861°E / -34.38889; 149.78861 (Guineacor Parish))
Gundary Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°50′54″S 149°46′04″E / 34.84833°S 149.76778°E / -34.84833; 149.76778 (Gundary Parish))
Gurrundah Upper Lachlan (34°41′54″S 149°30′04″E / 34.69833°S 149.50111°E / -34.69833; 149.50111 (Gurrundah Parish))
Inverary Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°54′54″S 150°02′04″E / 34.91500°S 150.03444°E / -34.91500; 150.03444 (Inverary Parish))
Jerralong Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°06′54″S 149°58′04″E / 35.11500°S 149.96778°E / -35.11500; 149.96778 (Jerralong Parish))
Jerrara Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°47′54″S 150°00′04″E / 34.79833°S 150.00111°E / -34.79833; 150.00111 (Jerrara Parish))
Kerrawary Upper Lachlan (34°27′54″S 150°00′04″E / 34.46500°S 150.00111°E / -34.46500; 150.00111 (Kerrawary Parish))
Mangamore Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°54′54″S 149°40′04″E / 34.91500°S 149.66778°E / -34.91500; 149.66778 (Mangamore Parish))
Marulan Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°44′54″S 150°00′04″E / 34.74833°S 150.00111°E / -34.74833; 150.00111 (Marulan Parish))
Milbang Upper Lachlan (34°49′54″S 149°26′04″E / 34.83167°S 149.43444°E / -34.83167; 149.43444 (Milbang Parish))
Mullengullenga Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°00′54″S 149°45′04″E / 35.01500°S 149.75111°E / -35.01500; 149.75111 (Mullengullenga Parish))
Mulwaree Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°05′54″S 149°40′04″E / 35.09833°S 149.66778°E / -35.09833; 149.66778 (Mulwaree Parish))
Mummel Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°40′54″S 149°33′04″E / 34.68167°S 149.55111°E / -34.68167; 149.55111 (Mummel Parish))
Mutmutbilly Upper Lachlan (34°45′54″S 149°28′04″E / 34.76500°S 149.46778°E / -34.76500; 149.46778 (Mutmutbilly Parish))
Nadgigomar Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°08′54″S 149°47′04″E / 35.14833°S 149.78444°E / -35.14833; 149.78444 (Nadgigomar Parish))
Narrangarril Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°41′54″S 149°44′04″E / 34.69833°S 149.73444°E / -34.69833; 149.73444 (Narrangarril Parish))
Nattery Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°44′54″S 149°52′04″E / 34.74833°S 149.86778°E / -34.74833; 149.86778 (Nattery Parish))
Nerrimunga Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°58′54″S 150°03′04″E / 34.98167°S 150.05111°E / -34.98167; 150.05111 (Nerrimunga Parish))
Norrong Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°39′54″S 149°52′04″E / 34.66500°S 149.86778°E / -34.66500; 149.86778 (Norrong Parish))
Oallen Goulburn Mulwaree Council (35°10′54″S 149°53′04″E / 35.18167°S 149.88444°E / -35.18167; 149.88444 (Oallen Parish))
Pejar Upper Lachlan (34°30′54″S 149°32′04″E / 34.51500°S 149.53444°E / -34.51500; 149.53444 (Pejar Parish))
Pomeroy Upper Lachlan (34°36′54″S 149°30′04″E / 34.61500°S 149.50111°E / -34.61500; 149.50111 (Pomeroy Parish))
Quialigo Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°56′54″S 149°46′04″E / 34.94833°S 149.76778°E / -34.94833; 149.76778 (Quialigo Parish))
Rhyana Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°35′54″S 149°44′04″E / 34.59833°S 149.73444°E / -34.59833; 149.73444 (Rhyana Parish))
Strathaird Upper Lachlan (34°27′54″S 149°53′04″E / 34.46500°S 149.88444°E / -34.46500; 149.88444 (Strathaird Parish))
Tarago Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°52′54″S 149°33′04″E / 34.88167°S 149.55111°E / -34.88167; 149.55111 (Tarago Parish))
Tarlo Upper Lachlan (34°34′54″S 149°48′04″E / 34.58167°S 149.80111°E / -34.58167; 149.80111 (Tarlo Parish))
Terranna Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°51′54″S 149°40′04″E / 34.86500°S 149.66778°E / -34.86500; 149.66778 (Terranna Parish))
Towrang Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°44′54″S 149°45′04″E / 34.74833°S 149.75111°E / -34.74833; 149.75111 (Towrang Parish))
Turrallo Upper Lachlan (34°30′54″S 149°46′04″E / 34.51500°S 149.76778°E / -34.51500; 149.76778 (Turrallo Parish))
Upper Tarlo Upper Lachlan (34°30′54″S 149°38′04″E / 34.51500°S 149.63444°E / -34.51500; 149.63444 (Upper Tarlo Parish))
Uringalla Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°38′54″S 150°02′04″E / 34.64833°S 150.03444°E / -34.64833; 150.03444 (Uringalla Parish))
Wayo Upper Lachlan (34°35′54″S 149°38′04″E / 34.59833°S 149.63444°E / -34.59833; 149.63444 (Wayo Parish))
Willeroo Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°59′54″S 149°33′04″E / 34.99833°S 149.55111°E / -34.99833; 149.55111 (Willeroo Parish))
Wologorong Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°49′54″S 149°33′04″E / 34.83167°S 149.55111°E / -34.83167; 149.55111 (Wologorong Parish))
Yarralaw Goulburn Mulwaree Council (34°59′54″S 149°52′04″E / 34.99833°S 149.86778°E / -34.99833; 149.86778 (Yarralaw Parish))

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