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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
26th July 2014
Reference:   66502
Placename:   Woy Woy
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 25th October 1991
Previous Name:   Webbs Flat
GNB File:   GNB3532
LGA:   Gosford
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 29 23
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 19 35
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 29 17
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 19 39
Topographic Map:   Gosford
1:100000 Map:   Gosford 9131
Parish:   Patonga
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A town about 7 km S by W of Gosford and about 2 km WNW of St Huberts Islands. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3532.
Meaning:   Said to be an Awabakal Aboriginal term for 'deep water' or 'lagoon' (not verified). (Appleton; 1992). Also: deep water; a lagoon. (McCarthy; 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal.
History:   Originally Woy Woy was known as Webbs Flat, after the first settler James Webb. Gosford and the Kendall Country Page VIII.
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