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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
24th October 2014
Reference:   794
Placename:   Alexandria
Designation:   Parish
Status:   Assigned 16th July 1976
LGA:   Woollahra
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 51 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 17 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 50 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 17 04
Topographic Map:   Sydney Heads
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Alexandria
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A lands administrative division.
Origin:   It is probable that the name chosen for the Parish of Alexandria in 1835, and the Municipality of Alexandria in 1868, commemorates the defeat by the British expeditionary corps under Sir Ralph Abercromby, of Napoleon's Egyptian Expedition of 1798, at the Battle of Alexandria fought on the 21 March 1801.
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