Bungonia, New South Wales

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Christ Church Anglican Church in Bungonia

Bungonia is a small town in the Southern Tablelands in New South Wales, Australia in Goulburn Mulwaree. In 2006, Bungonia had a population of 258 people.[1] The name of the town derives from an Aboriginal word meaning 'sandy creek'.[2]

It was originally called Inverary. A post office opened at Inverary in 1832 and was renamed Bungonia in 1836. When the Great South Road (now the Hume Highway) bypassed the town, Bungonia ceased to grow beyond a very small village.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bungonia (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bungonia". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  • Exploring the ACT and Southeast New South Wales, J. Kay McDonald, Kangaroo Press, Sydney, 1985 ISBN 0-86417-049-1

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Coordinates: 34°51′S 149°57′E / 34.850°S 149.950°E / -34.850; 149.950