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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
19th November 2018
Reference:   31272
Placename:   Kissing Point
Designation:   Point
Status:   Assigned 18th February 1977
Previous Name:   Kissing Point (Blaxlands)
LGA:   Ryde
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 50 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 06 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 49 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 06 04
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Hunters Hill
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A point on Parramatta River about 2 km S of Ryde.
Origin:   KISSING POINT - came into use about 1799, various explanations (1) It marked the end of river navigation - where Keels' kissed' the shelving river bed. (ii) Governor attended a picnic, fell asleep and was kissd awake, P. 17. (Infro. from A Place of Pioneers) RAHS Vol 1 Ps 39120.
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