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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
12th December 2018
Reference:   9530
Placename:   Brooklyn
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 1st December 1995
Previous Names:   Village of Brooklyn
Bywater
GNB File:   GNB3707
LGA:   Hornsby
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 33 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 13 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 32 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 13 04
Topographic Map:   Cowan
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Cowan
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A town about 2 km SSE of of Spectacle Island and about 2 km W by N of Croppy Point. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3707
Origin:   Said to have been named after the Brooklyn Bridge Company who built the first railway bridge here. BROOKLYN- Named after the Union Bridge company of New York U.S.A. (Brooklyn) in 1888. Now known as The Hawkesbury River. (Information from Shire of Hornsby-Diamond Jubilee 1966)
History:   Peats Ferry Post Office changed its name to Brooklyn in 1888.
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