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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   79835
Placename:   Mount Kosciuszko
Designation:   Mountain
Status:   Assigned 18th April 1997
Previous Name:   Mount Kosciusko
GNB File:   GNB1158
LGA:   Tumbarumba
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -36 27 27
Approx. AGD66 Long:   148 15 44
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -36 27 21
Approx. GDA94 Long:   148 15 48
Topographic Map:   Perisher Valley
1:100000 Map:   Kosciuszko 8525
Parish:   Kosciuszko
County:   Selwyn
Description:   A mountain within the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park. It is situated about 14.5 km SE by E of Mount Youngal and about 7 km NW of Thredbo Valley. It is the highest mountain on the Australian mainland. Its height is recorded as 2228 metres.
Origin:   Named by Paul Edmund Strzelecki, who on the 15th February, 1840, became the first European to climb this eminence. He named it after the Polish patriot Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who is buried in Wawel Cathedral, Cracow. The spelling is as recorded by Strzelecki in 1840 and shown on the first County of Selwyn map published in 1851.
History:   Spelling of the name `Kosciuszko` was changed from `Kosciusko` in response to a proposal submitted by the Kosciuszko Committee.
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