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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
13th November 2018
Reference:   62751
Placename:   Waratah
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 17th May 1991
GNB File:   GNB3538
LGA:   Newcastle
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 54 25
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 43 26
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 54 19
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 43 30
Topographic Map:   Wallsend
1:100000 Map:   Newcastle 9232
Parish:   Newcastle
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A Neighbourhood about 1 km W by S of Mayfield and about 3 km ESE of Birmingham Gardens. Boundaries within the Newcastle Council area shown on map GNB3538.
Origin:   Charles Stimpson the second settler (collector of Customs duties) named it Waratah after the wild waratahs that grew on the rear of his mansion. (Ref. 'Signposts' Article by W.B. McDonald.)
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