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25th March 2019
Reference:   45102
Placename:   Parramatta
Designation:   City
Status:   Assigned 19th November 1976
Previous Name:   Rose Hill
LGA:   Parramatta
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 49 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 48 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 00 04
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   St John
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A city on the south shore of Parramatta River about 11 km WNW of Strathfield.
Meaning:   Said to be a Dharuk Aboriginal term for 'head of the river' (not veri- fied). (Appleton; 1992). Also: place where the eels lie down; dark jungle' head of a river. (McCarthy. 1963).
Origin:   PARRAMATTA - Odd Bits in the History of P. 117-130 Founding of P. 353 -378. (Infor. from RAHS Journal Vol 1 Part 7 - Vol 12 Part 6. Derived from the name of an aboriginal tribe, Burramattagal (Daily Telegraph 21 Feb 2012, P43)
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