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25th March 2019
Reference:   14643
Placename:   Cowan
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 1st December 1995
GNB File:   GNB3707
LGA:   Hornsby
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 35 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 10 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 34 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 10 04
Topographic Map:   Cowan
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Cowan
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A town about 4 km NE by E of Berowra Heights and about 3 km W by N of Jerusalem Bay. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3707
Origin:   Cowan is an aboriginal word meaning 'big water'. (Information from Shire of Hornsby-Diamond Jubilee 1966) COWAN tree with Cowan cut in it said to be source, 'Cowa' aboriginal for mountain - similarity could be could be drawn. P. 138. (Information from There Must be a River - L. Okkil)
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