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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
27th November 2014
Reference:   4164
Placename:   Bennelong Point
Designation:   Point
Status:   Dualassigned 7th January 2005
Geographical Name:   Dubbagullee
Previous Name:   Jubgalee
GNB File:   GNB5005
LGA:   Sydney
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 51 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 12 50
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 51 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 12 54
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   St James
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A point in the Sydney Harbour. Situated approx 1/2 km SE by E of Dawes Pt & approx 3km N by S of Sydney Harbour National Park. This feature is dual named.
Origin:   Was once known as Cattle Point, because it was originally used for the herding of public stock. But was changed to Bennelong Point after an Aborigine who was the first native to accept civilization. It was known by the aborigines as `Jubgalee'. (Maritime Services Board, Port of Sydney Vol 9 No 2 Sept 1965)
History:   As early as 1789 Governor Phillip captured a young man named Bennelong who gradually became accustomed to the food and clothing of his white captors. He was killed in a tribal fight in 1813. (Reed, 1969).
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