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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
10th December 2018
Reference:   50432
Placename:   Rozelle Bay
Designation:   Bay
Status:   Assigned 19th November 1976
LGA:   Leichhardt
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 52 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 10 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 51 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 10 04
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Petersham
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A bay within Johnstons Bay about 2 km S of Birchgrove.
Origin:   There are many theories concerning this name. One that it was derived from a Rozella parrot, another that it was derived from Roselle, a species of Rose mallow. Taking in the last theory, it seems most probable, because of the other names in the area have botanic origin. Maritime Services Board, 'Port of Sydney' Vol 9, No. 3
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