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19th February 2020
Reference:   21300
Placename:   Gosford
Designation:   Suburb
Status:   Assigned 26th April 1996
GNB File:   GNB3532
LGA:   Gosford
Approx. AGD66 Lat:   -33 25 30
Approx. AGD66 Long:   151 20 25
Approx. GDA94 Lat:   -33 25 24
Approx. GDA94 Long:   151 20 29
Topographic Map:   Gosford
1:100000 Map:   Gosford 9131
Parish:   Gosford
County:   Northumberland
Description:   A town about 3 km W by S of Erina Trig. Station and about 5 km NE of Lyro Trig. Station. It is 85 km N of Sydney on Brisbane Waters. Boundaries shown on map marked GNB3532/A.
Origin:   Thought to be named after estate of John Manning; a contraction of 'goose-ford'. Other reasons given P. 45. Said to be named after English counterpart P.343. (Infor. from Gosford & the Kendall Country - Charles Swancott) RAHS Journal Vol. 34 Pt 6)
History:   Believed to be named after Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford with whom N.S.W. Govenor Gipps served in Canada.
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