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Murray County, New South Wales

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Murray County, New South Wales

New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Lands administrative divisions around Murray:
Harden King Argyle
Cowley Murray St Vincent
Cowley Beresford Dampier
Map of Murray County in 1886
Map showing parishes (labelled in red) in the ACT area. Murray County shown in green.
Looking south near the Tharwa Bridge; the Murrumbidgee River formed the boundary between Murray, on the left and Cowley on the right. This land is now part of the Australian Capital Territory and not in any county.
Bridge over the Shoalhaven River, near Braidwood; the river is the boundary between Murray and St Vincent.
1909 cadastral map showing the small part of the ACT-NSW border near determined by property boundaries in the parishes of Keewong, County of Murray and Cuppacumbalong, County of Cowley

Murray County was one of the original Yass. It was originally bounded on the west by the Murrumbidgee River, on the east by the Shoalhaven River and on the north by the Yass River. A large area of the county was transferred to the Commonwealth government in 1909 in the Seat of Government Acceptance Act to make part of the Australian Capital Territory, along with land in Cowley County. Since then, the ACT border is now part of the western boundary. Part of the ACT border is determined by property boundaries in the Parish of Keewong, in the County of Murray; specifically the southern end of portions 177, 218, 211, 36, and 38. This is mentioned in the Seat of Government Acceptance Act of 1909.[1]

Murray County is named in honour of Lieutenant-Governor, Sir

  • A map of the County of Murray, Baker's Australian county atlas. 1843-1846
  • Map of Murray county. W. & F. Ford, 1848

External links

  1. ^ Seat of Government Acceptance Act 1909, Austlii
  2. ^ "Murray County". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW.  
  3. ^ Information from maps available at the NSW Dept. of Lands Parish map preservation project
  4. ^ Map showing proposed Federal Capital Territory and tenures of land within same [cartographic material 1909


Parish LGA Coordinates
Amungula Palerang Council
Ballallaba Palerang Council
Barnet Palerang Council
Bedulluck Yass Valley Council
Boambolo Yass Valley Council
Bullongong Palerang Council
Burra Palerang Council
Butmaroo Palerang Council
Bywong Palerang Council
Canberra(former) Australian Capital Territory
Carwoola City of Queanbeyan
Currandooly Palerang Council
Ellenden Palerang Council
Fairy Meadow Palerang Council
Gigerline(former) Australian Capital Territory
Ginninderra Yass Valley Council
Googong City of Queanbeyan
Goorooyarroo Palerang Council
Gundaroo Yass Valley Council
Hume Yass Valley Council
Jeir Yass Valley Council
Jinero Palerang Council
Jinglemoney Palerang Council
Jinjera Palerang Council
Keewong Palerang Council
Krawarree Palerang Council
Lake George Palerang Council
Larbert Palerang Council
Majura Palerang Council
Merigan Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Molonglo Palerang Council
Monkellan Cooma-Monaro Shire
Mulloon Palerang Council
Murrumbateman Yass Valley Council
Nanima Yass Valley Council
Narrabundah(former) Australian Capital Territory
Ollalulla Palerang Council
Oronmear Palerang Council
Palerang Council Palerang Council
Pialligo Palerang Council
Purrorumba Yass Valley Council
Queanbeyan Palerang Council
Talagandra Yass Valley Council
Tantangera Cooma-Monaro Shire
Thurralilly Palerang Council
Toual Yass Valley Council
Tuggeranong City of Queanbeyan
Urialla Palerang Council
Wallaroo Yass Valley Council
Wamboin Palerang Council
Warri Palerang Council
Warroo Yass Valley Council
Weetangera Yass Valley Council
Werriwa Palerang Council
Yanununbeyan Palerang Council
Yarrolumla(former) Australian Capital Territory
Yarrow Palerang Council
Yass Yass Valley Council

A full list of parishes found within this county (including the four former parishes of Canberra, Yarrolumla, Narrabundah and Gigerline which are now wholly in the ACT [4]); their current LGA and mapping coordinates to the approximate centre of each location is as follows:

Parish list

Alterations to parishes on the ACT/NSW border, listed clockwise from the north-west:[3]

The four parishes of Canberra, Yarrolumla, Narrabundah and Gigerline became part of the Australian Capital Territory in 1911. Some of the other parishes are smaller than they were in the nineteenth century, due to land being taken out of them for the ACT; this includes Tuggeranong, Queanbeyan, Amungula, Pialligo, Goorooyarroo, Ginninderra and Weetangera.

Parishes within this county


  • Parishes within this county 1
  • Parish list 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

was the first electoral district for the area, between 1856 and 1859. electoral district of United Counties of Murray and St Vincent The [2]

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