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25th May 2019
Reference:   51651
Placename:   Sassafras
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 28th May 1999
GNB File:   GNB3653
LGA:   Shoalhaven
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 05 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 04 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 15 04
Topographic Map:   Sassafras
1:100000 Map:   Ulladulla 8927
Parish:   Sassafras
County:   St Vincent
Description:   A locality about 3 km WNW of Stony Hill and about 13 km W by S of Wandean Gap. Boundaries and names in Shoalhaven City shown on map GNB3653.
Origin:   Unnamed at the time of subdivision in 1856. Often referred to as "up at the Sassafras" due to the dominant rainforest species, gradually became known as "Sassafras". Western area cEttrema Ck, recorded by James Holman as Yerock Flats 1831 and Larmer 1840 Yarrock.
History:   The original Parish Map 1856 "Plan of Sixty Farms" George Legge - Writings of George Underwood Alley. Sassafras resident 1860-1932. Larmer map 1840 State Archives Holman Travels-Journal 1830.
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