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21st August 2019
Reference:   78521
Placename:   Parramatta
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 19th January 2007
Previous Name:   Rose Hill
GNB File:   GNB3709,3483
LGA:   Parramatta
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 49 00
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 00 00
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 48 54
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 00 04
Topographic Map:   Parramatta River
1:100000 Map:   Sydney 9130
Parish:   St John
County:   Cumberland
Description:   An address locality crossing the local government areas of Holroyd and Parramatta. Boundaries within Parramatta Council shown on map GNB3483-2. Boundaries in Holroyd City Gaz 10 Jun 94 shown map GNB3709.
Meaning:   Said to be a Dharuk Aboriginal term for 'head of the river' (not veri- fied). (Appleton; 1992). Also: place where the eels lie down; dark jungle' head of a river. (McCarthy. 1963).
Origin:   Aboriginal. PARRAMATTA - Odd Bits in the History of P. 117-130 Founding of P. 353 -378. (Infor. from RAHS Journal Vol 1 Part 7 - Vol 12 Part 6.
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