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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
13th December 2018
Reference:   39966
Placename:   Mount Victoria
Designation:   Town
Status:   Assigned 20th March 1970
Previous Name:   One Tree Hill
GNB File:   GNB3726
LGA:   Blue Mountains
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 35 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 15 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 34 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 15 04
Topographic Map:   Mount Wilson
1:100000 Map:   Katoomba 8930
Parish:   Hartley
County:   Cook
Description:   Town within the city of Blue Mountains, on the Blue Mountains Range about 5.5 km NNW of Blackheath.
Origin:   It was known in the early nineteenth century as One Tree Hill and Broughton's Water Hole. When the railway was constructed in May 1868, Governor Belmore felt that the name Victoria, in honour of the then Queen, would be appreciated and to avoid confusion with the adjoining state, the name Mount Victoria was applied. (Kennedy, 1992)
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