What is a Warrumbool - please?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:32
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We travel through the delightful region around Bourke to Moree quite a bit in order to visit family in SE Qld. Along the way we see signs denoting the "x" or "Y" Mile Warrumbool etc.

This term has us intrigued and we wonder what the term Warrumbool means.

I asked this same question of a Shire council via their website conactt address and they seem to have ignored the question.

Cheers - Mobi
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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:45

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:45
Googled this - worth a read and the place are ranges but not much info though....

Ernest Charles DAY Inspector - General
1st January, 1911 - 9th January, 1915
Ernest Charles DAY

Ernest Charles Day

Ernest Charles Day was born at Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England, on the 30th October, 1857, and came to Australia in 1877. He joined the Mounted Police in August, 1883, and was immediately posted to the Gulgong district, where he displayed conspicuous bravery and gallantry in numerous encounters with armed bushrangers and bandits roving the countryside at the time. His encounters with armed bandits Thomas Hobson, known as "Angle", and William White, expert cattle thieves, among the Wollar and Warrumbool ranges of the Coonamble district are still recalled by old-timers resident in that town today.
In 1896, Day further added to his distinguished Police record by solving a difficult murder case at Bourke, known as the "Tommy Moore" murder. In this difficult assignment, with few scientific aids, he displayed policemanship of the highest possible order.
On the 5th February, 1887, he was promoted to Inspector, and in May, 1907, to the rank of Superintendent. He was appointed Assistant Inspector-General in 1910 and Inspector-General on 1st January, 1911. He retired from office on 9th January, 1915, and died on the 15th January, 1915.

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Follow Up By: Mobi Condo - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:48

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 21:48
Yes I should have said I googled and did all sorts of other research before I contacted the council, hence my request to them and now here.
Thanks for this lot it adds to the answers thus far, but like you infer there seems to be nothing definitive.
Cheers - Mobi
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Reply By: Boxhead - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:28

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:28
I wondered same thing on our last time thru that area and after some map gazing I decided it was the Warrambhool river/creek which I think is more of a flood channel of the Barwon with all crossings from memory being dry at the time
Not 100% sure but this was my best answer.
regards Mark
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Follow Up By: Boxhead - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:32

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:32
Incorrect spelling maps have it as Warrambool with a number of tributaries in surrounding areas
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:41

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 19:41
If you are using that spelling then have a look at Site Link
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Follow Up By: Mobi Condo - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:25

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:25
Thanks to all - the spelling seems to be the problem. We actually stopped and noted the sign spelling which is we originally posted. However Nomadic Navara's reference to the Geoscience Australia(I think) web site and place names has numerous references of the Warrambool spelling and it all points to a word for a water course. All seemingly in that region.
Why don't they just say 21mile Creek etc like other regions!
Also it is not the first time we have come across official signs with contradictory spellings.
Any way the solution is now there. Thanks.
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