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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   14845
Placename:   Cranebrook
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 10th October 1997
GNB File:   GNB3890,627,1385
LGA:   Penrith
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 43 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 42 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 42 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 42 04
Topographic Map:   Springwood
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Castlereagh
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A suburb in the city of Penrith about 4 km N of Penrith Boundaries within the Penrith Council area shown on map GNB3890.
Origin:   Named after a farm owned by James McCarthy. The name is thought to have derived from the abundance of lagoon and cranes in the area. McCarthy is believed to have been one of the first farmers in the district, coming to the Cranebrook area perhaps as early as the 1790's to farm 30 acres.
History:   In August 1804, Governor King granted McCarthy 100 acres in the area.
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