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20th September 2019
Reference:   15365
Placename:   Cumberland
Designation:   County
Status:   Assigned 24th October 1969
LGA:   Sydney
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 45 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 44 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 00 04
Topographic Map:   Springwood
1:100000 Map:   Penrith 9030
Parish:   Several
County:   Cumberland
Description:   A lands administrative division bounded on the North and West by the rivers Hawkesbury and Nepean, on the South West and West by the Nepean, the Cataract river, and a line bearing E 20 degrees S of Bulli on the sea coast which forms the Eastern boundary. The County of Cumberland is large administrative district generally centered on the City of Sydney, which contains many Local Government Areas including Sutherland Shire. Proclaimed in 1835 it is named after a historic county of North West England. (Sutherland Shire Council)
Origin:   The name chosen for the county that embraced Sydney and its environs. (Reed, 1969).
History:   The name was conferred by Governor Phillip in honour of Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, at a gathering to celebrate the birthday of his brother King George III, on 4 June 1788.
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