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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
15th November 2018
Reference:   46885
Placename:   Pokolbin
Designation:   Locality
Status:   Assigned 23rd October 2015
GNB File:   GNB3567,3803
LGA:   Cessnock
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -32 48 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 17 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -32 47 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 17 04
Topographic Map:   Cessnock
1:100000 Map:   Cessnock 9132
Parish:   Pokolbin
County:   Northumberland
Description:   An address locality about 3.5 km N by E of Bright Trig. Station and about 4 km NNW of Jacksons Hill. Boundaries in Cessnock LGA shown on map GNB3567-2. Boundaries in Singleton Council area, Gaz 10 May 1996, map GNB3803.
Origin:   POKOLBIN - Said to be either a native name meaning very hot place or according to Dr Max Lake in a centenary publication for the City of Greater Cessnock from the Hungarian name Pokolban meaning 'in the hell'. (Source: Supplied by writer for the Sun newspaper)
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