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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
13th December 2018
Reference:   56500
Placename:   Sydney
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 19th November 1976
Previous Names:   Sydney Cove
Sydney Town
Albion, Warrung (Warrane)
GNB File:   GNB2937
LGA:   Sydney
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 52 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 12 30
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 51 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 12 34
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   St Philip
County:   Cumberland
Description:   It is the capital of New South Wales. The inner city area is located on the southern shores of Port Jackson, but the city extends to the north, south and west for many km.
Origin:   Captain Arthur Phillip transferred the settlement from Botany Bay to Port Jackson. On the 26th January 1788 he selected a spot at the head of a cove which he named Sydney Cove in honour of Thomas Townshend, First Viscount Sydney, Secretary and the Home Department, who submitted the plan for a convict settlement at Botany Bay to the Treas
History:   Reference: Place Names of New South Wales, by A.W. Reed, Sydney Page 133.
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