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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
2nd August 2014
Reference:   23269
Placename:   Hawkesbury River
Designation:   River
Status:   Assigned 3rd October 1969
Previous Name:   Deerubbun
LGA:   Hawkesbury
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 26 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 02 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 25 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 02 04
Topographic Map:   Kurrajong
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Currency
County:   Cook
Description:   A perennial stream rising on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range. It receives this name at the junction of the Grose & Nepean River about 4km west of Richmond. It flows in a meandering course generally north east and south east for about 120km into Broken Bay.
Origin:   Named by Phillip after Charles Jenkinson, First Lord Liverpool and Baron Hawkesbury, then one of His Majestys Ministers and President of the Board of Trade. Gosford and the Kendell Country Charles Swancott Page 5. 'Deerubbun' Aboriginal name for Hawkesbury River. (McCarthy; 1963).
History:   Other references: RAHS Vol VI Part IV, Page 165. Good Old Woy Woy G. Swancott P. 11. RAHS Journal Vol 12 Pt 1 P. 11-12. There Must be a River, Ollif, p 5
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