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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
18th October 2018
Reference:   11041
Placename:   Canyonleigh
Designation:   Rural Place
Status:   Assigned 19th February 2010
Previous Names:   Canyan Leigh
(Nr) Canyon Leigh
GNB File:   GNB3728
LGA:   Wingecarribee
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -34 36 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 07 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -34 35 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 07 04
Topographic Map:   Canyonleigh
1:100000 Map:   Moss Vale 8928
Parish:   Nundialla
County:   Camden
Description:   A rural place about 3 km E of the junction of Paddys River and Wollondilly River.
Meaning:   The word came from the anglicised version of the Spanish "Canon". The old English spelling which was "Canyan". Ref: Mrs Massingham (Berrima District Post, 20 June 1974).
Origin:   Canyan Leigh was named by Mrs Jane Murray who took up a property between Paddys River and Long Swamp. The property overlooked the valley and this gave Mrs Murray the idea 'Canyan' or 'Canyon' being the name for a steep sided gully. (Ref. from Berrima District Post, 20 June 1974.
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