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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
24th November 2014
Reference:   18389
Placename:   Fern Bay
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 12th October 2001
GNB File:   GNB3712
LGA:   Port Stephens
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 51 57
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 48 40
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 51 51
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 48 44
Topographic Map:   Williamtown
1:100000 Map:   Newcastle 9232
Parish:   Stockton
County:   Gloucester
Description:   A town about 5 km SW by S of Fullerton Cove and about 3 km SE by S of Smiths Island. Boundaries within the Port Stephens council area shown on map GNB3712. Boundaries Gaz 16.4.1993; amd Gaz 12.10.01.
Origin:   So named due to plentiful growth of ferns. P. 327. (Infor. from RAHS Journal Vo. 31 Pt 5)
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