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22nd May 2019
Reference:   53608
Placename:   Snapper Island
Designation:   Island
Status:   Assigned 18th February 1977
Previous Name:   Schnapper Island
LGA:   Leichhardt
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 51 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 10 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 50 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 10 04
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Petersham
County:   Cumberland
Description:   An island on Parramatta River about 1 km W by N of Balmain.
Origin:   It is believed to be named so because of the large numbers of Schnapper caught in the vicinity. Maritime Services Board, 'Port of Sydney' Vol 9, No. 3 Sept 1965.
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