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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
1st August 2014
Reference:   82036
Placename:   Pemulwuy
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 30th January 2004
GNB File:   GNB3709
LGA:   Holroyd
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 49 06
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 55 28
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 49 00
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 55 32
Topographic Map:   Prospect
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Prospect
County:   Cumberland
Description:   An address locality. Boundaries and names in Holroyd City shown map GNB3709.
Meaning:   Man of earth. Source: Colin Gale, letter 18 Aug 03, file 3709.
Origin:   Pemulwuy considered a significant figure in Australian history, held in high regard by Aboriginal community. He led active resistance against the British and retaliation for their breaches of Aboriginal law. Gained respect of the British. Gov. King acknowledged "Although a...pest...a brave and independent character...". Source: Council ltr.
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