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23rd April 2019
Reference:   20361
Placename:   Gillieston Heights
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 17th May 1991
Previous Name:   East Greta
GNB File:   GNB3548,192
LGA:   Maitland
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 46 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 32 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 45 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 32 04
Topographic Map:   Beresfield
1:100000 Map:   Newcastle 9232
Parish:   Heddon
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A small town about 3.2 km south west of the City of Maitland. Boundaries within the Maitland Council area shown on map GNB3548.
Meaning:   Commemorative
Origin:   The result of a poll by local inhabitants in June 1967. The old name of 'East Greta' was considered misleading and led to some confusion among visitors.
History:   Named to commemorate John Gillies who was one of the great Mayors of West Maitland in the last century, he was also a member of the Legislative Assembly for the district at the turn of the century.
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