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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
1st November 2014
Reference:   6314
Placename:   Blackheath
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 27th February 1970
Previous Name:   Hounslow
GNB File:   GNB3726
LGA:   Blue Mountains
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 38 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 17 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 37 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 17 04
Topographic Map:   Katoomba
1:100000 Map:   Katoomba 8930
Parish:   Blackheath
County:   Cook
Description:   Township on the Blue Mountains Range, within the City of Blue Mountains, about 8 km NNW of Katoomba.
Origin:   Named by Govenor Macquarie during his tour over the Blue Mountains in 1816. He seems to have named the area after the heath that grew there, rather than after the London suburb. (Australian Place Names, Kennedy, 1992).
History:   See GNB 142
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