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25th March 2019
Reference:   3213
Placename:   Bathurst
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 5th July 1974
GNB File:   GNB3734
LGA:   Bathurst Regional
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 25 06
Approx. AGD66 Long:   149 34 46
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 25 00
Approx. GDA94 Long:   149 34 50
Topographic Map:   Bathurst
1:100000 Map:   Bathurst 8831
Parish:   Bathurst
County:   Bathurst
Description:   A city about 214 km from the City of Sydney.
Origin:   Named by Governor Macquarie, after the Secretary of State for the Colonies when he visited in 1815. (Geographical Encyclopaedia of NSW, Hanson 1892)
History:   Gold was discovered near Bathurst in 1851. It became a city in 1885. (Australian Place Names, Kennedy, 1992).
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