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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
22nd November 2018
Reference:   46078
Placename:   Pigeon House
Designation:   Mountain
Status:   Dualassigned 5th October 2007
Geographical Name:   Didthul
LGA:   Shoalhaven
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -35 21 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 16 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -35 20 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 16 04
Topographic Map:   Milton
1:100000 Map:   Ulladulla 8927
Parish:   Yadboro
County:   St Vincent
Description:   A prominent mountain commanding an excellent view of the surrounding countryside from the Budawang Range on the west, to the coast on the eastern side. It is situated in Morton National Park, west of Ulladulla. This feature is dual named.
Origin:   Named by Captain Cook on the morning of 21 April 1770 whilst sailing the Endeavour up the south coast of Australia. Cook sighted 'a remarkable peaked hill which resembled a square dovehouse with a dome on top'. Cook gave this feature a European name, 'Pigeon House' unaware of the name 'Didthul' given to it by the indigenous people.
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