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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
2nd August 2014
Reference:   79184
Placename:   Miklouho-Maclay Park
Designation:   Reserve
Status:   Withdrawn 24th December 1998
GNB File:   GNB4350
LGA:   Leichhardt
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 51 05
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 11 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 50 59
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 11 04
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Petersham
County:   Cumberland
Description:   An unconstructed section of Grove Street, Birchgrove running from the western end of Wharf Road to the wall bordering the waters of Snails Bay.
Origin:   Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay (17.07.1846 - 14.04.1888) was an internationally acclaimed Russian anthropologist, sociologist, biologist and explorer in the East and Melanesia, particularly New Guinea. He established the Southern Hemisphere's first marine biology station at Watsons Bay and lived at 25 Wharf Road, Birchgrove.
History:   On 3 April 1996, the Miklouho-Maclay Anniversary Committee wrote to Leichhardt Council asking them to consider naming an unnamed park as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Miklouho-Maclay's birth.
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