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20th April 2019
Reference:   46649
Placename:   Pittwater
Designation:   Harbour
Status:   Assigned 11th April 1977
Previous Name:   Pitt Water
LGA:   Pittwater
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 37 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 18 30
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 36 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 18 34
Topographic Map:   Broken Bay
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   Broken Bay
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A harbour entered between the western extremity of Barrenjoey Head and West Head, within it lies Careel Bay, Refuge Cove, Salt Pan Cove, Horseshoe Cove, Crystal Bay, McCarrs Creek, Browns Bay, Elvina Bay, Lovett Bay, Towlers Bay, Portuguese Bay, Coasters Retreat and The Basin.
Origin:   PITTWATER - (i) Story of - P. 161-197 (ii) Additional Notes P. 243-244 (Infr. from i. RAHS Journal Vol 6 Part 4 ii. RAHS Journal Vol 6 Part 5.
History:   PITTWATER - Named by Governor Phillip on 3rd March 1788 in honour of William Pitt the younger, then Prime Minister of England; Pitt Water was thus said to be the first place in Australia to be formally named
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