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GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES REGISTER EXTRACT
24th August 2014
Reference:   49983
Placename:   Ropes Creek
Designation:   Creek
Status:   Assigned 31st August 1973
LGA:   Penrith
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 50 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   150 48 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 49 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   150 48 04
Topographic Map:   Prospect
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Rooty Hill
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A watercourse about 23 km long. It rises about 1 km west of Devils Back Tunnel and flows generally north into South Creek.
Origin:   Named after Anthony Rope, a convict who arrived with the First Fleet in 1788. It is assumed that Rope held land somewhere along the banks of the creek. (Place names & origins in Penrith, Penrith City Council Library, 1982).
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