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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
18th November 2018
Reference:   23285
Placename:   Hawks Nest
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 30th May 2003
Previous Name:   Hawkes Nest
GNB File:   GNB3767,307,4780/64
LGA:   Great Lakes
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 40 25
Approx. AGD66 Long:   152 10 28
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 40 19
Approx. GDA94 Long:   152 10 32
Topographic Map:   Port Stephens
1:100000 Map:   Port Stephens 9332
Parish:   Fens
County:   Gloucester
Description:   A town in Hawks Nest address locality, on the northern shores of Port Stephens, about 5 km N of Shoal Bay.
Origin:   Name derives from the use as a navigation aid of a large hawk's nest in a large tree on the bank of the Myall River.
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